Texas Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Texas 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 Texas 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 48 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ every two years. A minimum of 2 formal Category 1 hours must be on the study of medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. All hours may be completed through Category 1 credit.*

Beginning with renewals on or after September 1, 2020, licensees who provide direct patient care must complete a course on identifying and assisting human trafficking victims approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Licensees who perform forensic examinations on sexual assault survivors must complete basic forensic evidence collection training.

Licensees whose practice includes treating tick-borne diseases are encouraged to complete continuing education on the topic as a part of their biennial requirement.

All licensed personnel of a pain management clinic who provide medical services to patients, including medical directors and physician assistants, must annually complete 10 hours of continuing education in the area of pain management.

*NetCE is considered formal Category 1 credit.

Beginning with renewals on or after September 1, 2020, licensees who engage in direct patient care or who prescribe, order, or administer opioids and controlled substances, are required 2 formal Category 1 hours on the following topics:**

These 2 hours may count toward the medical ethics and/or professional responsibility requirement.

**The Texas Medical Board has not established Rules at this time. However, the CME topics have been issued as initial guidance by the Board. Additionally, opioid CME completed after a licensee's last renewal or initial licensure date (if no renewal has occurred), but prior to February 6, 2020, may satisfy the requirement if 2 hours were completed and those hours covered, or substantially covered the topics. Please see the Board's guidance here http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/idl/6E98E65A-D749-16FD-903B-F5121A10501A, and continue to check NetCE for updates.

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Please contact the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners at (512) 305-7010 or http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/resources-cme-for-md-dos for additional information regarding your continuing education.