16 Mandatory Hours
84 Elective Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Pennsylvania Physician license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Physician licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Pennsylvania Physician: DO (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 100
Mandatory Hours: 16
Elective Hours: 84
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 10/31/2023
Next Education Due Date: 10/31/2023

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Mandatory Subjects:
A minimum of 12 patient safety/risk management credits (Category 1 or Category 2);
 
A minimum of 2 hours of board-approved education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements (Category 1 or Category 2);
 
A minimum of 2 hours of continuing education in pain management, the identification of addiction, or the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids (Category 1 or Category 2).
 
All persons applying for issuance of an initial license are required to complete, as a condition of licensure, 3 hours of training approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS) on the topic of child abuse recognition and reporting.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Your Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting hours will be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of State within one business day.
Roster Sent: Every 0 days

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
Phone: 7177831400
Fax:
Address: P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, 17105

Pennsylvania Physician: MD (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 100
Mandatory Hours: 16
Elective Hours: 84
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2023

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Mandatory Subjects:
Effective January 1, 2015, Per Act 31 of 2014, two (2) hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements must be completed for renewal or reactivation of a license. 
 
Effective January 1, 2017, Section 9.1(a)(2) of ABC-MAP* requires that all prescribers or dispensers, as defined in Section 3 of ABC-MAP, complete at least two hours of continuing education in pain management, the identification of addiction or in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids.
 
At least 12 of the 100 hours must be completed in activities related to patient safety or risk
 management and may be completed in either Category 1 or 2.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Your Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting hours will be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of State within one business day.
Roster Sent: Every 0 days

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
Phone: 7177831400
Fax:
Address: P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, 17105

Pennsylvania Physician: PA (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 100
Mandatory Hours: 5
Elective Hours: 95
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2023

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
Effective January 1, 2015, Per Act 31 of 2014, two (2) hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements must be completed for renewal or reactivation of a license.
 
Effective January 1, 2017, Section 9.1(a)(2) of ABC-MAP* requires that all prescribers or dispensers, as defined in Section 3 of ABC-MAP, complete at least two hours of continuing education in pain management, the identification of addiction or in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids as a portion of the total continuing education required.

Roster

Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Your Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting hours will be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of State within one business day.
Roster Sent: Every 0 days

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
Phone: 7177831400
Fax:
Address: P.O. Box 2649 Harrisburg, 17105

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.