Continuing Medical Education Requirements

In Ohio, physicians (MD and DO) are required to earn 100 credits/hours of continuing medical education (CME) every two years. Of these 100 credits, 40 must be earned in Category 1. For more information on the State Medical Board of Ohio's Staggered Renewal System and CME requirements, go to

What Physicians Should Know About the AMA PRA Credit System

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit is commonly recognized as one of the metrics for verifying a physician's participation in continuing medical education activities. AMA PRA credit, as well as many other types of credit, are accepted by the State Medical Board of Ohio for meeting CME relicensure requirements. 

Click here to download a document  that provides very clear information on Category 1 and Category 2 credit definitions, how new methods of learning are being recognized, and more.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Hayhurst at (614) 527-6766 or at