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 CME every two years, 24 of which must be in formal Category 1 courses. The Texas Medical Board defines Category 1 as those courses designated as AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AOA Category 1-A Credit. NetCE courses are designated as AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. A minimum of 2 formal Category 1 hours must be on the study of medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

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 every renewal. (These hours may count toward the medical ethics and/or professional responsibility requirement.)

Licensees who engage in direct patient care or who prescribe, order, or administer opioids and controlled substances, are required two (2) formal Category 1 hours on the following topics. (These 2 hours may count toward the medical ethics and/or professional responsibility requirement.):

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 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 tick-borne diseases 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, are required 10 hours of continuing education annually in the area of pain management.

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Please contact the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners at (512) 305-7010, or refer to https://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/resources-cme-for-md-dos and https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=22&pt=9&ch=166&rl=2 for additional information regarding your continuing education.