Illinois Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

MDs and DOs are required 150 hours every three years, 60 of which must be formal Category 1. Licensees who prescribe controlled substances must complete 3 hours on safe opioid prescribing practices every renewal.*

NEW Beginning January 1, 2022, a health care professional who has continuing education requirements for license registration or renewals must complete at least a one-hour course in training on implicit bias awareness per renewal period. A health care professional may count this one hour for completion of this course toward meeting the minimum credit hours required for continuing education.

Beginning January 1, 2020, all licensees are required to complete 1 hour of continuing education specific to sexual harassment prevention every renewal.

Beginning January 1, 2021, all licensees who are considered mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect are required to complete training on the subject within 3 months of engagement in a professional or official capacity as a mandated reporter. Physicians must complete the training at least every 6 years thereafter. The training will count toward meeting a licensee's required continuing education, and is provided by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

*NetCE courses are considered formal Category 1.

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Please contact the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation Board of Medical Examiners at (800) 560-6420 or or for additional information regarding your continuing education.

Licensees may complete the DCFS mandated reporter training online at