Florida Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

The Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine accepts a maximum of 8 hours from any provider who is AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.*

In addition, NetCE is an approved provider through the Florida Board of Medicine, CE Broker Provider #50-2405. NetCE will electronically report successful course completions to CE Broker.

Continuing Education Requirement

MDs are required 38 general hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ every two years.
Mandates include:

If renewing a license for the first time, physicians are exempt from the general CE requirements and are only required to complete:


DOs are required 40 general hours every two years, 20 of which must be AOA Category 1. A maximum of 8 hours may be taken by home study.*
Mandates include:


If renewing a license for the first time, osteopathic physicians are required to complete the 40 general hours, 20 of which must be AOA Category 1. A maximum of 8 hours may be taken by home study.*

In addition, for all first time renewals osteopathic physicians licensed subsequent to July 1 of the second year of the biennium are required:

In addition, for all first time renewals osteopathic physicians licensed prior to July 1 of the second year of the biennium are required:

Pursuant to the Florida Department of Health Trauma Center Standards, emergency physicians and pediatric emergency physicians who are licensed or certified to work at a trauma center must complete a minimum of 5 hours of continuing education on trauma-related topics every year, 2 of which must be on the topic of pediatric trauma for pediatric emergency physicians, or if the emergency physician cares for pediatric trauma patients. General surgeons and pediatric surgeons who are licensed or certified to work at a trauma center must complete 10 hours of continuing education on trauma-related topics every year, 5 of which must be on the topic of pediatric trauma for pediatric surgeons, or if the general surgeon manages pediatric trauma patients.

*NetCE courses are considered AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ home study.

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For More Information

Please contact the Florida Board of Medicine at (850) 245-4131 or http://www.flboardofmedicine.gov/renewals/ or the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine at (850) 245-4161 or http://floridasosteopathicmedicine.gov/renewals/ for additional information regarding your continuing education.