North Carolina Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

North Carolina 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 North Carolina Medical Board accepts courses from any provider who is ACCME-accredited and awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Continuing Education Requirement

MDs and DOs are required 60 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ within the physician's scope of practice every three years. Licensees authorized to prescribe controlled substances are required 3 hours in controlled substances every renewal.

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.

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Please contact the North Carolina Medical Board at (919) 326-1100 or (800) 253-9653, or refer to 21 - occupational licensing boards and commissions/chapter 32 - north carolina medical board/subchapter r/subchapter r rules.html for additional information regarding your continuing education.