Washington Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Washington 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 Washington State Department of Public Health: Medical Quality Assurance Commission accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Continuing Education Requirement

MDs are required 200 hours every four years, 120 of which must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.*

There is a one-time requirement of 4 hours in HIV/AIDS at initial licensure, and a one-time requirement of 6 hours in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.

Beginning January 1, 2019, licensees authorized to prescribe opioids have a one-time requirement of 1 hour in opioid prescribing. All prescribers of long-acting opioids or methadone have a one-time requirement of 4 hours on this topic.

DOs are required 150 hours every three years, 60 of which must be Category 1 credit.*

There is a one-time requirement of 7 hours in HIV/AIDS at initial licensure, and a one-time requirement of 6 hours in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.

Beginning January 1, 2019, licensees authorized to prescribe opioids have a one-time requirement of 1 hour in opioid prescribing. All prescribers of long-acting opioids or methadone have a one-time requirement of 4 hours on this topic.

*Category 1 refers to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AOA Category 1-A. All hours may be completed through NetCE, as we award AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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For More Information

Please contact the Washington State Department of Public Health: Medical Quality Assurance Commission at (360) 236-2750 for MDs or
(360) 236-4700 for DOs. For additional information regarding general continuing education https://wmc.wa.gov/education/continu-ing-medical-education-cme - MDs, or http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/Professions-NewReneworUpdate/OsteopathicPhysician - DOs.
HIV/AIDS training - http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/HIVAIDS/Prevention/Training, and
Suicide Assessment training - https://www.doh.wa.gov/ForPublicHealthandHealthcareProviders/HealthcareProfessionsandFacilities-
/SuicidePrevention/TrainingPrograms/ModelList
.