Virginia Physicians CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Virginia 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 Virginia State Board of Medicine 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 every two years, 30 of which must be Type 1 (includes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™). All hours may be Type 1.

For renewal cycles beginning in 2024 and 2025, Medical Board licensees are required one (1) hour on the topic of human trafficking.

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 administer office-based anesthesia without an anesthesiologist or CRNA are required to complete 4 hours in topics related to anesthesia every renewal.

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Please contact the Virginia State Board of Medicine at (804) 367-4600, or refer to or for additional information regarding your continuing education.