Georgia Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Georgia 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 Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Georgia Physicians: The Georgia Composite Medical Board has recently adopted Emergency Rule 360-15-0.12-.01, which establishes that for renewals submitted in 2020 and 2021, physicians licensed to practice medicine pursuant to O.C.G.A. 43-34-26 shall complete Board approved continuing education of not less than 20 hours biennially. For exemptions and additional information, please visit

MDs and DOs are required 40 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ every two years. Licensees who hold an active DEA registration and prescribe controlled substances must complete a one-time requirement of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AOA Category 1 credit on controlled substance prescribing practices including: controlled substance prescribing guidelines, recognizing the signs of abuse or misuse of controlled substances, and controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain.*

Physicians who do not hold a certification in pain management or palliative medicine, and whose opioid pain management patients comprise 50% or more of the patient population, must complete 20 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AOA Category 1 credit pertaining to pain management or palliative medicine every two years.

*NetCE courses are considered AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and AOA Category 2-B Credit.

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Please contact the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners at (404) 656-3913 or for additional information regarding your continuing education.