New Jersey Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

New Jersey 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 New Jersey State 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 100 hours every two years, 40 of which must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. A minimum of 2 hours must be in topics related to end-of-life care and 1 hour must be in topics related to responsible opioid prescribing, alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion every renewal.*

Physicians with hospital privileges or alternative privileges who perform anesthesia services in an office setting are required 8 hours in anesthesia or moderate sedation, every three years.

All physicians have a one-time requirement of 6 hours in cultural competency at initial licensure.

*Per P.L. 2017, Chapter 28 (the Opioid Law) approved February 15, 2017.

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Please contact the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners at (609) 826-7100, or refer to for additional information regarding your continuing education.