The Florida Board of Medicine Requirements

CE: 40 Hours of continuing medical education courses approved by the Board in the 24 months preceding each biennial renewal period as established by the Department. (64B8-13 License Renewal and Reactivation; Continuing Education)

Specific course requirements:

  • First renewal, one (1) hour of Category 1 AMA CME in HIV/AIDS
  • Every third biennial renewal, two (2) hours of Category 1 or II AMA CME in domestic violence
  • Initial application and every biennial renewal, two (2) hours of Category 1 or II AMA CME in medical errors. The course must include information relating to the five most mis-diagnosed conditions during the previous biennium, as determined by the Board. While wrong site/wrong procedure surgery continues to be the most common basis for quality of care violations, the following areas have been determined as the five most mis-diagnosed conditions: cancer related issues; neurological related issues; cardiac related issues; timely responding to complications during surgery and post-operatively; urological related issues. (rule updated 5/14/2014)
  • Every biennial renewal, five (5) hours of CME in the area of risk management or medical ethics
Licenses must be renewed every two years.

For more information visit The Florida Board of Medicine