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CME Reminders


As a prerequisite to the annual registration of a physician's license, 24 hours of continuing medical education are required to be completed in the following categories:

Formal Hours (At Least 12)

Category 1™ or Category 1-A™ designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by a CME sponsor accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a state medical society recognized by the Committee for Review and Recognition of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education; approved for prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians; designated for AOA Category 1-A Credit™ required for osteopathic physicians by an accredited CME sponsor approved by the American Osteopathic Association; or approved by the Texas Medical Association based on standards established by the AMA for its Physician's Recognition Award. At least one formal hour must involve medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

As of September 1, 2020, physicians renewing a license must have 2 of their 24 biannual hours (or 1 hour every year) be over pain management and the prescription of opioids, as well as one course in human trafficking.

Informal Hours

The remaining 12 hours may be informal self-study, hospital lectures or grand rounds.

Not eligible for AMA PRA Credits™

  • Clinical Experience

  • Charity or mission work

  • Mentoring

  • Surveying

  • Serving on a committee, council, HOD, etc.

  • Passing Examinations


If you have questions, call the Permits Department at (512) 305-7020. For information on CME courses, call TMA at (512) 370-1300; TOMA at (512) 708-8662; or the Texas Academy of Family Physicians at (512) 329-8666, or check their web sites: TMA: , TOMA: or TAFP: .