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The University of Arizona

Resources for Continuing Medical Education: CME

This guide is resource to help clinicians find meaningful and user-friendly ways to earn continuing medical education credits and enhance their professional development

Arizona State Licensing Requirements

For MDs:

The Arizona Medical Board ( requires that physicians earn 40 contiuing medical education (CME)credits over the two year license cycle. There are no requirements that any percentage be specifically American Medical Association (AMA) Physican's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 or equivalent,   American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), or  American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) credits.

For DOs:

The Arizonal Board of Osteopathic Examiners ( requires that physicians earn 40 CME credits over the two year license cycle. Of these 40 credits, 12 must be American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Category 1A credits and no more than 8 hours can be category 1 Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) credits.

Finding Upcoming Conferences and Courses

Library Resources with CME Credits

Online Resources for Free CME

A list of web resources offering free CME activities. Be sure to consult the AMA's web page on continuing medical education for additional information on CME requirements and accreditation. Some of the sites below require registration but all offer opportunities for CME free of charge.

Contact Information

Carol L. Howe, MD, MLS


CME at the University of Arizona