New Mexico Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

New Mexico 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 Mexico Medical Board and The New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners accept courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. NetCE is an approved provider through CE Broker Provider #50-2405 and will electronically report successful course completions to CE Broker.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention New Mexico Physicians: The New Mexico Medical Board has announced that for physicians who are unable to complete the CME for renewal, an extension of 3 months may be provided upon request for an "emergency deferral." Licensees must petition the board prior to the renewal date. For more information, please visit

Attention New Mexico Osteopathic Physicians: Due to the public health emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-004, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and the Regulation and Licensing Department Boards and Commissions Staff will process renewals without proof of CE credits required for renewal, during the pendency of the emergency, if all other license renewal requirements are met. However, licensees submitting renewals without the sufficient CE credits will be required to give notice to the board or commission through the notice procedures established by the Public Email Notice on March 17, 2020. When the public health emergency is lifted, Boards and Commissions staff will send out a notice to licensees stating that the licensee has 6 months, depending on the board or commission, to submit their proof of CE. For more information, please visit

MDs are required 75 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ every three years, 1 of which must be earned by reviewing the New Mexico Medical Practice Act. Licensees who hold a federal DEA registration and a New Mexico controlled substance registration are required 5 hours in pain management and the prescribing of controlled substances every renewal.

DOs are required 75 hours every three years, 30 of which must be AOA Category 1-A Credit, and a maximum 45 hours may be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. One hour must be earned by reviewing the New Mexico Osteopathic Medical Practice Act. Licensees who hold a federal DEA registration and a license to prescribe opioids are required 6 hours in non-cancer pain management that includes a review of 16.17.4 NMAC every renewal.

The New Mexico Department of Health encourages certifying practitioners to complete at least 2 CME hours related to the medicinal use of cannabis each year.

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Please contact the New Mexico Medical Board at (505) 476-7220 or refer to - MDs; or - DOs for additional information regarding your continuing education.