CME Approvals

For CME Course Providers Seeking CME Credit in the State of OHIO:

To have a course approved for Podiatric continuing education credit, please complete the application with all required information. 

If you have questions please contact Luci Ridolfo, CAE at 614-457-6269 or lridolfo@ohfama.org

 Application For CME Approval of a Course

The below courses have been approved by the Continuing Education Committee of the OHFAMA as approved by the Ohio State Medical Board and State Legislature

Please Note: Registration and payment for OHFAMA/OFAMF-sponsored programs does not automatically result in the issuance of any CME credits. By utilizing the sponsor's method of attendance verification, the attendee attests that he or she has attended the program for the number of CME hours awarded. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the OHFAMA/OFAMF.

 CME Guidance:

House Bill 404 was signed by Governor DeWine on November 23, 2020. The provisions related to the extension of the COVID-19 emergency are effective immediately.

  • Medical Board licensees who have licenses set to expire during the period of emergency (March 9, 2020 – April 1, 2021) now have until July 1, 2021 to renew their license.

Despite this renewal extension, all affected licensees are still able to renew at their regularly scheduled deadline. A couple benefits to doing so are:

  1. There is no risk of forgetting to do so later resulting in an expired license and having to pay an additional late renewal fee.
  2. Staying on the same renewal cycle timeline you are used to. Whether you renew now or at a later date, your next license renewal date will not change. For example, if your license is due to expire on January 1, 2021, your next renewal date will be on January 1, 2023, regardless of when you renew during this extension period.

You may check the expiration date of your license at eLicense.ohio.gov


Ohio State Medical Board - CE Renewal - Category I and II Requirements

**Ohio State Medial Board License Help Link

 

Effective October 17, 2019, Ohio’s continuing medical education (CME) requirements for physicians  changed. The following information is offered to assist licensees in preparing to meet the new requirements.

  • Physicians with renewal dates of April 1, 2020 and beyond are expected to complete 50 hours of Category 1 CME.

  • Category 2 CME is not being “eliminated.” However, completion of Category 2 CME will not count towards meeting the CME requirements for renewal.


Physicians - https://med.ohio.gov/Renew/Physician/Physician-MD-DO-DPM 

• Ohio MDs, DOs, and DPMs will need to complete a total of 50 hours Category 1 CME every two years to be eligible for license renewal. Previously, physicians were required to complete a total of 100 hours, of which 40 needed to be Category 1.

• The amount of continuing education hours a physician may earn providing health care services as a volunteer will be reduced to three hours.