Arkansas Physicians CME Requirements

How many CEs does Arkansas require?
  • MDs and DOs are required 20 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each year, 10 of which must be in the subject area pertaining to the licensee’s practice. Beginning with 2019 renewals, all licensees are required to complete 1 hour on the prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines.
Other CE Requirements
  • All licensed prescribers must complete a one-time requirement of 3 hours in prescribing education, including Board Regulations and Laws, record keeping, and maintaining safe, professional boundaries within the first 2 years of licensure.
  • 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.


Applicable CE Courses

1-Year Unlimited