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Does Your Medical License Expire January 31, 2022 – Are You Ready to Renew?

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Every 3 Years
Did you know that of the 150 hours of continuing education credits required to renew, a minimum of one hour must be continuing education in the area of medical ethics and three hours must be in the area of pain and symptom management (with at least one of the three hours specifically on controlled substance prescribing)? 


In addition, effective June 2022, a minimum of three hours every 3-year relicensing cycle is required in Implicit Bias education.  Renewals in January 2022 need no training; renewals in 2023 need one hour; renewals in 2024 need two hours; renewals in 2025 need three hours. Then after, every 3-year renewal cycle will need to report three hours.  Hours earned after June 2021 can be used.

One-Time Requirements

Effective January 4, 2019, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced a one-time Opioids and Controlled Substances Awareness Training Standards for Prescribers and Dispensers of Controlled Substances.  This is separate from continuing education for an individual seeking a controlled substance license or who is licensed to prescribe or dispense controlled substances.  Licensees that prescribe or dispense controlled substances who renewed in 2019 must complete training by January 31, 2022; renewals in 2020 by 2023; and renewals in 2021 by 2024.


Also, separate from continuing medical education requirements, physicians must complete a one-time human trafficking requirement.  For physicians whose license renewed in 2019, this training must be completed by January 31, 2022.  

View a listing of all of our MSMS Foundation On-Demand Webinars designed to meet these requirements.