CME Information / Requirements
The Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine are charged with determining the number of continuing medical education (CME/CE) hours required for licensure and re-licensure in Florida. Some CME hours are mandatory topics that must be completed during each two year licensure term.
Please note: The following are resources to help you with CME. Please refer to the above accrediting bodies to ensure your requirements are met.
[Don't forget, if you are a MCMS Member, as a benefit you have a free professional account with CE Broker]
Licensed medical doctors are renewed by the department in two groups:
Group 1 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, January 31 of each even year
Group 2 – current license will expire at midnight, Eastern Time, January 31 of each odd year
All physicians initially licensed within the biennium are exempt from the CME requirements for renewal except:
Click here to see all MD requirements.
DO Licensure Renewal
All osteopathic licenses (DO) expire March 31st of every even numbered year.
Click here to see all DO requirements.
If you are a physician considering retirement but are not ready to give up the practice of medicine, you may be questioning your options. Placing your license in retirement status prohibits you from practicing medicine in any form, but there is another option. Physicians have the opportunity to convert their full medical license to a limited license, in order to practice on a volunteer basis. Physicians with limited licenses who are working without compensation are not required to pay renewal fees. Limited licenses, however, are restricted to areas of critical need. A list of approved Area of Critical Need facilities can be found on our website.
To convert a full medical license to a limited license for the purpose of volunteering, physicians must do the following:
The cost for converting a full medical license to a limited license for the purpose of volunteering will be waived, unless the license is delinquent, in which case the physician must pay a fee of $25. More information about limited licenses can be found in