Continuing Education Requirements
CME Information & Requirements
Since October 1, 2017, podiatric physicians are required to complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years.
- WAC 246-922-300: Podiatric continuing education required.
- WAC 246-922-310: Categories of creditable podiatric continuing education activities.
NOTE: The CME WACs for podiatric physicians have now been updated. Key changes include:
- Meeting the requirements for participation in a maintenance of certification program for a specialty board recognized by CPME counts as meeting CME requirements. (See WAC 246-922-300(3)(c))
- CME courses may be obtained through in-person or remote attendance, or through interactive online or prerecorded courses. (See WAC 246-922-310)
- Category 1 credits. While all 100 credits can be obtained in this category, 40 credits (down from 50) are required.
- Scientific courses or seminars offered or sponsored by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Diabetes Association are specifically included.
- Also specifically included are scientific courses or seminars accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education or the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education
- Category 2 credits. A maximum of 50 hours remains unchanged.
- Category 3 credits. A maximum number of 60 credits (up from 50) is now allowed.
- In addition, in each of the Category 3 subcategories, a maximum of 30 credits is allowed (up from 20).
- In the subcategory concerning participation in a health care institution or government agency, the following has been added:
- Staff committee for subjects, including, but not limited to, quality of care, utilization review, credentialing, bylaws, and medical records.
- Surgical privilege credentialing to include proctoring activity.