State Continuing Podiatric Medical Education Requirements

Research performed October 2019 - February 2020

Key: States with online CE Restrictions

State Renewal Period Total # Hours Required Subject(s)  Required Subject Hours Relevant Restrictions
Alabama 1 yr. 12 N/A   None listed
Alaska 2 yrs. 50 Pain Management & Opioid Use 2 None listed
Arizona 1 yr. 25 Opioid-related,
substance-use disorder related, or addiction related
3 May take up to
10 hours of CME on the Internet, on a CD-ROM or in podiatric medical
litertature such as a journal
Arkansas 1 yr. 20 N/A   None listed
California 2 yrs. 50 Lower extremity muscular
skeletal system
12 None listed
Colorado 1 yr. 10 N/A   None listed
Connecticut 1 yr. 0 N/A   None listed
Delaware 2 yrs. 32 N/A   None listed
Florida 2 yrs. 40 Medical Error 2 Up to 8 hours per biennium is
allowed for home study course.
      Laws and Rules 1  
      Risk Management 1  
      Controlled Substance Prescribing 2  
      Human Trafficking 1  
Georgia 2 yrs. 50 N/A   No
more than 10 hours shall be obtained from online courses/correspondence
courses/webinar, and such courses must be approved by the CPME.
Hawaii 2 yrs. 40 N/A   None listed
Idaho 1 yr. 15 N/A   None listed
Illinois 2 yrs. 100 N/A   1) Up to 50 total credit hours
may be earned through nonsupervised individual activities in:

A) self-instruction (AV materials, programed education materials, electronic
teaching devices and individual reading of podiatric medical literature

B) Patient care review (time spent in programs concerned with the review and
evaluation of patient care)

C) self-assessment (quizzes completed after reading professional
publications of a scientific or patient-care oriented nature, or completion
of aptitute questionnaires provided by various organizations and

D) specialty Board or Specialty organization preparation
Iowa 2 yrs. 40 If a podiatrist utilizes
conscious sedation,  must have CE
in area of conscious sedation or other related topics
1 1) 10 hrs of credit for viewing
videotaped presentations if there is a program official present.
      If podiatrist has prescribed
opioids to a pt. during a renewal cycle must have CE re: the US Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic
pain, etc.
1 2) 10 hours of credit for
computer-assisted instructional courses/programs approved by the APMA or its
Kansas 3yrs.  54 N/A   None listed
Kentucky 1yr 20 Use of the Kentucky All-Schedule Prescription
Electronic Reporting System, pain management or addiction disorders
1.5 Max. 5 hr. of Category B CE hours (may relate to
non-podiatric medical issues or general practice issues and may be earned by
attendance at or participation in home study courses; hospital, clinic or
in-house staff lectures; or local or regional medical society or medical
association meetings)
Louisana 1 yr 20 N/A   None listed
Maine 2 yrs 25 N/A   None listed
Maryland 2 yrs 50 N/A   25 credit hours shall be
completed in person.                        
No more than 25 credit hours shall be completed online or via other
Massechutes 1 yr. 15 Opioid Education
& Pain Management
1 None listed
Michigan 3 yrs 150 Pain & Symptom Management 3 None listed
  Medical Ethics 1  
  Controlled Substance Prescribing 2