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

Quick Texas Medical Board CME Rule Checklist (for MD/DO)

Must complete 48 credits of continuing medical education

  • 24 of those credits must be category 1 or 1A
  • Minimum of 2 credits in medical ethics and/or responsibility

License Renewal PeriodFirst License renewal:

  • The Board assigns the first registration period. These initial permits will be either 12 or 24 months in length. First time registration fees are prorated accordingly.
    • Subsequent License renewals: Subsequent registrations will be two years in length and will be due on the same day each time. Even number licenses expire in even number years and odd number licenses expire in odd number years.

    Need to renew license every two years on: February 28th, May 31st, August 31st, or November 30th

    • Renewal period is assigned at the time of your license
    • Even-numbered license numbers expire on even years
    • Odd-numbered license numbers expire on odd years

    For example, if your license number is 44444,  your license will expire on either Feb 28th, May 31st, August 31st, or November 30th on an even-numbered year, such as 2022. If your license number is 11111, your license will expire on either Feb 28th, May 31st, August 31st, or November 30th on an odd-numbered year, such as 2023.

    Board Rule Checklist: Texas Medical Board

    • Of the 24 total Category 1 credits, complete a minimum of 2 credits in pain management and the prescription of opioids

    • Complete one course in human trafficking prevention, approved by Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

      Checklist for MD/DO working in a specific area/ treating specific cases:

      • Physicians who perform forensic exams on sexual assault survivors:
        • Must complete forensic evidence collection training requirement
      • Physicians who treat tick-borne diseases:
        • Must complete CME in treatment of tick-borne diseases

      Important things to know about Texas Medical Board CME requirements:

      • There is a maximum of 48 total excess credit hours that may be carried forward to the next license cycle requirements, and a limit of two years from the date of the registration following the period during which the hours were earned. Excess hours are applied/reported according to their Category 
      • The following categories may NOT be carried forward at this time, and must be acquired each biennium:
        • Medical Ethics
        • Professional Responsibility
        • Pain Management
        • Prescription of Opioids
      • If in the preceding 36 months the physician becomes board certified or re-certified by a specialty board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (AOA) - the physician is exempt from all CME requirements → This exemption is valid for one registration period only.

      For more information, visit the Texas Medical Board website for more details. 

      *Please be aware that requirements may change over time. For the latest and most accurate information, kindly consult your Mocingbird account.*


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