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CME for Licensure

The process of obtaining a medical license--either initial licensure or a second or subsequent license in another state--can be a challenging process. To help physicians navigate the licensure process and to provide up-to-date information on licensure requirements across all states and jurisdictions, the AMA publishes annually State Medical Licensure Requirements and Statistics. This reference includes data tables on required examinations, training, education (both graduate medical education and continuing medical education), and fees. Data are broken out for US medical school graduates as well as for international medical graduates (IMGs). Also included are data on the numbers of initial and subsequent licenses awarded by state as well as information on key organizations involved in the licensure process, such as the Federation of State Medical Boards, National Board of Medical Examiners, and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, as shown below.

In addition, the book includes 38 tables on licensure regulations and statistics, broken out on a state-by-state basis. One of the most commonly requested tables is State Medical/Osteopathic Board Regulations on Continuing Medical Education for Licensure Reregistration.

Note: Data shown in this table were supplied by state medical and osteopathic licensing boards via the AMA's annual Medical Licensure Survey.

The AMA offers nearly 500 professional development activities to fulfill CME requirements and achieve better health outcomes for patients. See all of AMA’s CME courses and webinars in the Education Center.