Connecticut Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Connecticut 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 Connecticut Department of Public Health and Additional Services accept courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Continuing Education Requirement

MDs and DOs are required 50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ every two years.

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.

At least one (1) hour is required in each of the following every six years:

  • infectious diseases, including but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and human immunodeficiency virus;
  • risk management, including but not limited to, prescribing controlled substances and pain management, and may also include screening for inflammatory breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancers, including colon, gastric, pancreatic and neuroendocrine cancers and other rare gastrointestinal tumors, and for registration periods on or after 10/1/2022, screening for endometriosis;
  • sexual assault;
  • domestic violence;
  • cultural competency; and
  • at least two (2) contact hours in behavioral health, including but not limited to, (i) Suicide prevention, or (ii) Diagnosing and treating (I) cognitive conditions, including but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, delirium, related cognitive impairments and geriatric depression, or (II) mental health conditions common to veterans and family members, which includes determining whether a patient is a veteran or a family member of a veteran, screening for conditions such as PTSD, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and suicide prevention training.

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Please contact the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Additional Services at (860) 509-7603 option 3 or for additional information regarding your continuing education.