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Mandatory CME Due January 31

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

As a reminder, physicians who re-new their licenses by January 31, 2020, need to complete their previously required 150 hours of credit of which now must include 3 hours in the areas of pain and symptom management and 1 hour of medical ethics.  In addition, there is also a 1-time content specific human trafficking requirement (that does not have to be accredited).  These requirements are mandated by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). 

Physicians can obtain this credit from any education provider who is accredited to provide AMA PRA category 1 credit ™.  As a member resource, on-demand webinars on all of these topics are available online at

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs revised Medical Rules are as follows:

  • Training Standards for Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking – This is a one-time training that is separate from continuing education. Licensees renewing for 2017 must complete training by renewal in 2020; renewals for 2018 by 2021, and renewals for 2019 by 2022. Beginning in 2021, completion of the training is a requirement for initial licensure.
  • Education on Pain and Symptom Management – Starting in December 2017, a minimum of three hours of continuing education shall be earned.
  • Medical Ethics – A minimum of one-hour of continuing education shall be earned.

To access LARA’s website to create an account and re-new, visit  Their licensing guide can be located at:

Should physicians have questions or concerns regarding re-licensure or the required CME, please contact Rebecca Blake at rblake@msms or 517-336-5729.