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.

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.

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