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 (required only for licensees who have or have applied for DEA registration). The current two-year cycle runs from December 1, 2022 through November 30, 2024. 

NOTE: Due to consequences of COVID-19, the Board of Medical Practice reduced the CME requirement to 15 hours for the previous licensing renewal period that ended November 30, 2022. The special credit requirements were not changed, however, but they do count toward the total hour requirement. See some offerings listed below that offer these special credits.

CMIE Rules

2022 Physician License Renewal Information

Vermont Medical Practice Board CME Tips & Information

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


Fall conference credits will be listed soon.

    Medicine Grand Rounds - Caring for Hospitalized Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

    September 22, 2023 - 8:00-9:00 AM Davis Auditorium, UVM Medical Center, Burlington, VT

    Elly Riser, MD, MPH - Speaker -  Prescribing Controlled Substances Credit

    Vermont Academic Detailing

    July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024 - Sessions have been approved for 1 Prescribing Controlled Substances Credit

    • Advanced Management of Opioids - This session highlights the practical aspects of managing patients prescribed opioids in primary care.  This session includes reviewing the rules for both prescribing and querying the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS).  This session also includes information about how to safely initiate and discontinue opioids in primary care.
    • Management of Fibromyalgia - This topic includes reviewing the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, evaluating the evidence for non-pharmacologic management options, and discussing the pharmacologic approaches to management.

    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
    • 2 AAFP credits
    • 2 Prescribing Controlled Substances credits

    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 Opioids 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.
    • No cost
    • AMA/ABIM MOC Credit
    • Qualifies for Prescribing Controlled Substances credit

Do you need to meet the Vermont State Requirement for Prescribing Controlled Substances or Hospice, Pain Management, End of Life credit?

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