Vermont License Requirements
The Vermont Board of Medical Practice’s CMIE rules for re-licensure include a general requirement for 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM during each licensure cycle. This includes a minimum of one credit
for hospice, palliative care and pain management services, as well as a minimum of two credits for prescribing controlled substances. The current two-year cycle runs from December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2020.
NOTE: Due to consequences of COVID-19, the Board of Medical Practice has reduced the CME requirement to 15 hours for the current licensing renewal period that ends November 30, 2020. The special credit requirements have not changed,
however, but they do count toward the total 15-hour requirement. See some offerings listed below that offer these special credits.
2020 Physician License Renewal Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Rule Governing the Prescribing of Opioids for Pain
State of Vermont Medical Board Rules on CME, Hospice, Palliative Care, Pain Management credit and Prescribing Controlled Substances
Upcoming CMIE Events Offering Credit Toward These Requirements
47th Annual Family Medicine Review Course - June 8-11, 2021
This intensive four-day program for family physicians, advance practice providers, nurses, and other primary care professionals will focus on current issues in the practice of Family Medicine, with special attention to new contributions. Emphasis is on practical, clinically applicable diagnostic and management issues in primary care. The course faculty is drawn from multiple specialties, including Family Medicine. The teaching program includes lectures and extensive course materials.
This talk has been approved for 1.5 credits in Hospice, Palliative Care, Pain Management and 1 credit in Prescribing Controlled Substances.
Vermont Academic Detailing: Supporting Safe Use of Prescription Opioids
This session highlights the practical aspects of managing patients prescribed opioids in primary care, with a focus on following the new prescribing rules. This session includes the rules for both prescribing and querying
the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS). The topic compares the Centers for Disease Control recommendations for managing opioids with the Vermont rules.
This talk has been approved for 1 credit in Prescribing Controlled Substances.
Scope of Pain
Scope of Pain is a series of continuing medical education/continuing nursing education activities designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with acute and/or chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics. (This program is offered through the Boston University School of Medicine.)
- No cost
- 2 ABIM/ABMS credits
- Qualifies for 2 credits of Prescribing Controlled Substances
Pain Management and Opioids CME
Pain management is evolving, and medical professionals need to be aware of current guidelines and clinical best practices. NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opiods CME course enhances your knowledge about opioids, so you can feel more confident managing pain appropriately. This CME course is offered FREE to medical Professionals.https://knowledgeplus.nejm.org/products/pain-management-and-opioids-cme/
- No cost
- AMA/ABIM MOC Credit
- Qualifies for Prescribing Controlled Substances credit
Vermont Center on Behavior and Health Monthly Lecture Series
This course will be covering topics on Prescribing Controlled Substances. Please check with Nicole Twohig (Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org) for specific dates/topics.