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Continuing Medical Education: Hours and Deadlines By State

There are a number of reasons why physicians need continuing medical education (CME), including to renew their state medical license. Often physicians receive credit for attending conferences, grand rounds, and similar events, but online CME is also a great resource. UPMC Physician Resources offers free online CME in addition to other news, information, and educational opportunities for physicians.

Below you will find a summary of CME deadlines for physicians, by state. See when you need to have completed your hours and how many are needed. Then, visit our extensive library of free online CME in adult and pediatric subspecialties.

It is always best to confirm this information with your state medical board, or other licensing or boarding entity, since requirements are frequently updated.

CME Deadlines

State Credits Required Deadline
Alabama 25 Dec. 31st
Alaska 50 2-year period based on renewal date
Arizona 40 2-year period based on birth month
Arkansas 20 Birth month (1 yr)
California 50 2-year period based on renewal date
Colorado None N/A
Connecticut 50 2-year period based on renewal date
Delaware 40 2-year period based on renewal date (odd years)
DC 50 Dec. 31st (even years only)
Florida 40 Jan. 31st (2 years)
Georgia 40 2-year period based on birth month
Hawaii 40 Jan. 31st (even years)
Idaho 40 2-year period based on renewal date
Illinois 150 July 31st (3 years)
Indiana None N/A
Iowa 40 2-year period based on renewal date
Kansas 50 June 30th
Kentucky 60 Dec. 31st (3 years)
Louisiana 20 1-year period based on renewal date
Maine 60 2-year period based on birth month
Maryland 50 Sept. 30th (2 years)
Massachusetts 100 2-year period based on renewal date
Michigan 150 Jan. 31st (3 years)
Minnesota 75 3-year period based on renewal date
Mississippi 40 June 30th (even years only)
Missouri 50 Dec. 31st (odd years only)
Montana None N/A
Nebraska 50 Oct. 1st (even years only)
Nevada 40 June 30th (odd years only)
New Hampshire 100 June 30th (2 years)
New Jersey 100 June 30th (odd years only)
New Mexico 75 hours June 30th (3 years)
New York None N/A
North Carolina 60 3-year period based on birth date
North Dakota 60 3-year period based on birth date
Ohio 60 2-year period based on last name
Oklahoma 60 3-year period based on renewal date
Oregon 60 Dec. 31st (odd years only)
Pennsylvania 100 Dec. 31st (even years only)
Rhode Island 40 June 1st (even years only)
South Carolina 40 Dec. 31st (even years only)
South Dakota None N/A
Tennessee 40 Dec. 31st (2 years)
Texas 24 1-year period rolling (Feb 28th, May 31st, Aug. 31st, Nov. 30th)
Utah 40 Jan. 31st (even years only)
Vermont 30 Nov. 30th (even years only)
Virginia 60 2-year period based on birth month
Washington 200 4-year period based on renewal date
West Virginia 50 2-year period based on renewal date
Wisconsin 30 December 31st (odd years only)
Wyoming 60 3-year period based on renewal date