Mocingbird's research team has verified and validated with the Arkansas State Medical Board with the most up-to-date CME requirements for medical doctors and osteopathic doctors. Here is a quick summary of things you must know: 

License Renewal Cycle Time for Arkansas (MDs/DOs)

  • Arkansas state licenses for MDs/DOs must be renewed every year, in your birth month. 
  • The license renewal cycle and requirements are the same for MDs and DOs.

Board Rule Checklist: State of Arkansas (MDs/DOs)

  • Complete 20 hours of CME
    • Due date: Every year at license renewal
  • Of the 20 hours, complete 10 hours of Category 1 CME in the primary area of practice 
    • Due date: Every year at license renewal
  • Of the 20 hours, complete 1 hour of CME specifically regarding the prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines 
    • Due date: Every year at license renewal 
  • If you were awarded the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) certificate: you are not required to comply with continuing education requirements for the current renewal period
  • If you are a prescriber who was licensed after December 31st, 2015: Complete a one-time requirement of 3 hours of prescribing education approved by the Arkansas State Medical Board 
    • Due date: Two years after Initial License Date 

Special Rules for Arkansas

  1. If you provide evidence of an internship, residency, or fellowship in a teaching institution approved by the ACGME, AOA, AMA, or AAMC, you may earn 1 credit hour for each full day of training 
  2. If you provide evidence of education for an advanced degree in a medical or medically related field in a teaching institution approved by the AMA, AOA, or AAMC, you may earn 1 credit hour for each full day of study 
  3. If you provide evidence of full-time research in a teaching institution approved by the LCME, AOA, AMA, or AAMC, you may earn 1 credit hour for each full day of research
  4. If you provide evidence of publication or presentation of a medical paper, report, or book, that is authored and published and deals with current developments, skills, procedures or treatment related to the practice of medicine, you may earn 1 credit hour for each hour of preparation, writing, and/or presentation 

For more detailed information, please visit the Arkansas State Medical Board website. 

*Requirements are subject to change. Please refer to your Mocingbird account for the most up-to-date accurate information.*


To view customized tasks regarding your AR license requirements, sign in to your Mocingbird profile and your virtual assistant has already created your upcoming task list.

Don’t have a Mocingbird account yet? Sign up for your free trial today at mocingbird.com

Drop us a note if you are interested in partnering up with us. Complete this contact form and our team will reach out with a free CME process consultation for your organization.