Iowa Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Iowa Physicians: On January 7, 2022, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation, extending certain emergency provisions. A physician may practice medicine/telemedicine in Iowa without an Iowa medical license on a temporary basis to aid in the emergency, if a physician holds at least one active medical license in another United States jurisdiction, and all medical licenses held by a physician in other United States jurisdictions are in good standing, without restrictions or conditions. These provisions are expected to expire on February 6, 2022. All other emergency provisions applicable to the Iowa Board of Medicine expired on July 25, 2021. For more information, please visit https://medicalboard.iowa.gov/covid-19-%E2%80%93-emergency-proclamation.

MDs and DOs are required 40 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ every two years.
Mandates include:

  • All licensees who are mandatory reporters are required 2 hours in identifying and reporting abuse of children and/or 2 hours in identifying and reporting abuse of dependent adults, unless exempt. For all subsequent renewals, licensees are required 1 hour of recertification training every three years.*
  • A minimum of 2 hours is required in end-of-life care every five years.
  • Licensees who prescribe opioids are required 2 hours regarding the CDC Guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain every five years.

*The initial 2 hours must be completed within the first six months of employment/self-employment, and the 1-hour recertification course will be available in 2022. All mandatory reporter training may only be completed through the Iowa Department of Human Services. See training here: https://dhs.iowa.gov/child-welfare/mandatoryreporter.

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Please contact the Iowa State Board of Medicine at (515) 242-5908, or refer to https://medicalboard.iowa.gov/continuing-medical-education for additional information regarding your continuing education.