California Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

California Physicians

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Medical Board of California accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The Osteopathic Medical Board of California accepts courses that are AOA Category 2-B. NetCE courses are considered AOA Category 2-B.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention California Health and Mental Health Professionals:
Per Executive Order N-39-20, there have been changes to licensing requirements. For healing arts boards licensees under the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Director temporarily waives continuing education requirements or passage of an examination for renewal of licenses expiring between March 31, 2020 and October 31, 2021. These specific requirements are deferred for a six-month period unless the order is further extended. Deferred continuing education must be completed no later than March 28, 2022. (Does not apply to any continuing education, training, or examination required pursuant to a disciplinary order against a license.) Licensees should consult their respective licensing boards prior to license expiration date to confirm waiver eligibility and compliance requirements; completed applications and renewal fees may still be required prior to license expiration date. For more information, please visit https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/waiver_request_info,shtml and https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/dca_waivers.shtml.

MDs are required 50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ every two years.
Mandates include:

DOs are required 100 hours every two years, 40 of which must be AOA Category 1-A or 1-B Credit, and a maximum 60 of which may be AOA Category 2-B Credit.*
Mandates include:

*NetCE courses are considered Category 2-B.

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For More Information

Please contact the Medical Board of California at (800) 633-2322 or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California at (916) 928-8390 or refer to http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Continuing_Education/ - MDs or http://www.ombc.ca.gov/licensees/cme.shtml - DOs for additional information regarding your continuing education.