Nevada Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Nevada 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 Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners and The Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine accept courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Continuing Education Requirement

MDs are required 40 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ every 2 years, 20 of which must be within scope of practice. Two (2) hours are required every 2 years in ethics, pain management, and/or addiction care. Within 2 years of initial licensure and every 4 years thereafter, two (2) hours are required in suicide prevention and awareness. There is a one-time requirement of 4 hours in bioterrorism within 2 years of initial licensure.

Beginning with renewals on or after January 1, 2024, all physicians are required at least 2 hours one-time only related to the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment approach to substance use disorder, within 2 years of initial licensure. Current Medical Board licensees must fulfill the requirement on or before the 2025 renewal period.

MDs registered to dispense controlled substances Effective June 30, 2019, as a condition of license renewal, are required 2 hours in the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids, or addiction; or screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment approach to substance use disorder.

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder, one-time only.

Licensees who care for patients 60+ years are encouraged to take up to 4 hours for twice the credit in Geriatrics and Gerontology, or Alzheimer Disease or other forms of dementia (for a maximum 8 hours per biennium).

DOs are required 35 hours each year, 10 hours of which must be Category 1-A.* In even years only, licensees are required 2 hours in ethics, pain management, or addiction care. Within 2 years of initial licensure and every 4 years thereafter, two (2) hours are required in evidence-based suicide prevention and awareness.

Beginning with renewals on or after January 1, 2024, all physicians are required at least 2 hours one-time only related to the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment approach to substance use disorder, within 2 years of initial licensure.

DOs registered to dispense controlled substances Effective January 1, 2018, are required 2 hours in the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids, or addiction; or screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment approach to substance use disorder.

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder, one-time only.

Psychiatrists Beginning with renewals on or after January 1, 2022, all psychiatrists are required at least 2 hours relating to cultural competency and diversity, equity and inclusion every renewal. These hours will count toward the continuing education requirement.

All MDs and DOs are encouraged to complete CE concerning methods for educating patients on how to effectively manage medications, including the ability of the patient to request to have the symptom or purpose for which a drug is prescribed included on the label attached to the drug container.

All MDs and DOs are encouraged to complete, as a part of their continuing education, training and education in the diagnosis of rare diseases, including, but not limited to, recognizing the symptoms of pediatric cancer and interpreting family history to determine whether such symptoms indicate a normal childhood illness or a condition that requires additional examination.

* All hours may be Category 1-A. Category 1-A courses are continuing medical education courses offered by a sponsor that is accredited to offer such courses by the American Osteopathic Association or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

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For More Information

Please contact the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners at (775) 688-2559 or Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine at (702) 732-2147, or refer to https://medboard.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/mednvgov/content/Licensees/CME_Requirements_MDs_PAs.pdf and https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-630.html#NRS630Sec253 - MDs; or http://license.k3systems.com/LicensingPublic/app?page=main&service=page and http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/nac-633.html#NAC633Sec250 - DOs, for additional information regarding your continuing education.