Continuing Medical Education

CONNECTICUT CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT–Investigations/PLIS/License-Types-with-Continuing-Education-Requirements

Physicians must obtain an annual license from the Department of Public Health (DPH) in order to practice medicine in Connecticut. To qualify for license renewal, physicians must complete at least 50 contact hours of CME during the previous 24 months. (A “contact hour” means at least 50 minutes of CME activity.) Physicians are exempt from CME requirements during their first license renewal (CGS § 20-10b(b)).



Continuing medical education shall be in an area of the physician’s practice, reflect the professional needs of the licensee in order to meet the health care needs of the public and during the first renewal period in which continuing medical education is required and not less than once every six years thereafter, include at least one contact hour of training or education in each of the following topics:

Infectious Diseases: Includes, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus.

Risk management: Includes, but not limited to, prescribing controlled substances and pain; screening for inflammatory breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancers (including colon, gastric, pancreatic and neuroendocrine cancers and other rare gastrointestinal tumors).

Behavioral Health: Includes, but not limited to, mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, screening for conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and suicide prevention training.

Sexual Assault: Such as emergency department response and evaluation, sex trafficking, and support and crisis intervention services.

Domestic Violence: Such as screening, recognition, and management of actual or suspected victims of domestic violence, including children and the elderly.

Cultural Competency: Such as healthcare disparities and improving access to high-quality healthcare care that is respectful and responsive to the needs of diverse patients.–Investigations/Physician/Connecticut-General-Statutes


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DPH may waive CME requirements for physicians who (1) have a physician-certified illness or medical disability or (2) engage in specified activities, such as serving on the Connecticut Medical Examining Board. Physicians not actively practicing during a one-year license renewal period are exempt from CME requirements if they apply to DPH for such an exemption before the period ends. Physicians receiving such an exemption must complete a specified number of CME hours and, in some cases, an examination before returning to active practice.–Investigations/Physician/Continuing-Medical-Education