Physician License Renewal Info Center
Among the most common questions related to licensure are deadlines and specific CME requirements, which have recently been revised. To get the most current information, click the questions below for answers and information.
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2020 Physician License Renewal Resources
*WHOW* As part of its WHOW series, MSDC held a DC licensure renewal webinar on September 16 with DC Health. A recording of the event is available at bit.ly/MedLicense.
*1-on-1 Help* MSDC will once again offer telemedicalsociety consults (via phone, video or email) to help physicians navigate the renewal process or check the status of a renewal application. Consults are complimentary for Active members, $100 for other MSDC members and $300 for non-members and will be available starting in September.
2020 Physician License Renewal Q&A
Who is affected by the 2020 renewal cycle?
District of Columbia
The current Maryland state license renewal cycle applies to physicians with a last name ending in A-L, but physicians are encouraged to check their profiles to confirm their expiration date.
What is the current renewal deadline?
District of Columbia
Under normal circumstances, the online renewal system would close at 11:59 pm (EST) on September 30, 2020; however, pursuant to Governor Hogan's Executive Order of March 12, 2020, the Board will extend the expiration date "to the 30th day after the date by which the state of emergency is terminated and the catastrophic health emergency is rescinded."
What are the CME requirements?
District of Columbia and Maryland
Physicians (MD/DO): Physicians must earn at least fifty (50) AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits.
Do I need to take CME in specific topics?
District of ColumbiaFifty (50) hours must include two (2) hours in the subject of LGBTQ cultural competency, and at least one (1) course in the subject of pharmacology.
NEW UPDATE: DC had introduced an additional CME requirement to complete at least 10% of their required total continuing education hours in topics identified by the Director of the Department of Health as public health priorities. This requirement does not apply to the 2020 renewal period. Instead it will go into effect for the 2021/2022 renewal period.
Where can I get topic-specific CME?
Continuing Medical Education Courses on DC-mandated Topics
For CME related to pharmacology and/or prescribing, DC Health offers several free programs via the DC Center for Rational Prescribing. Visit DC Rx Center