Colorado Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Colorado 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.

Continuing Education Requirement

MDs and DOs are not required to complete general continuing education at this time.

NEW Effective March 30, 2020, all physicians and physician assistants are required 2 hours of training to demonstrate competency in preventing substance abuse and/or to demonstrate competency in treating patients with substance use disorders, every renewal. Training must cover or be related to the following topics:

  • Best practices for opioid prescribing, according to the most recent version of the Division's Guidelines for the Safe Prescribing and Dispensing of Opioids;
  • Potential harm of inappropriately limiting prescriptions to chronic pain patients;
  • Best practices for prescribing benzodiazepines;
  • Recognition of substance use disorders;
  • Referral of patients with substance use disorders for treatment; and
  • Use of the electronic prescription drug monitoring program created in C.R.S. 12-280-4.

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Please contact the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners at (303) 894-7690 or for additional information.