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The Fields of Medicine and Science Never Stop Moving Forward -

The Fields of Medicine and Science Never Stop Moving Forward -

and Neither Should Physicians.
Physicians spend four years in medical school and three to five years in residency training. For the rest of your career, you rely on CME as one of the support systems that helps you drive improvements in practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of patients. Whether you work in clinical care, research, healthcare administration, executive leadership, or other areas of medicine, CME is designed to be relevant to your needs, practice-based, and effective.

Participation in accredited CME helps you meet requirements for maintenance of licensure, maintenance of certification, credentialing, membership in professional societies, and other professional privileges.  The NMA is dedicated to meeting your educational needs.

Please contact our CME Director Meghan Johnson at with any questions you may have.

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COVID-19 Continuing Competency

COVID-19 Continuing Competency
COVID-19 Continuing Competency

The Governor of the State of Nebraska announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency Executive Order 20-10 expired on 6/30/2021.

What about CE waivers for renewals and reinstatements?
The continuing education waiver for circumstances beyond a licensees control will remain an option after the expiration of the COVID-19 State of Emergency. As it was during the emergency, if a licensee selects this waiver, they must provide documentation to the Department which outlines the circumstances beyond the licensees control that prohibited them from obtaining continuing education.

What about the Department’s statement regarding not enforcing the maximum amount of CE hours obtained by home study or online methods?
The Department recognizes that continuing education is obtained through a variety of outlets, not always located in the State of Nebraska. And, locations outside of the State of Nebraska may still be observing COVID-19 state of emergency precautions. Because of this, the Department will continue to be as flexible as possible with those professions whose renewal period was impacted by the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

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CME Required for Licensure

CME Required for Licensure
CME Required for Licensure

The Nebraska Board of Medicine & Surgery requires the following minimum requirements to renew your medical license. Licenses expire October 1 of every even year regardless of when your license was issued.

Required CME
50.0 hours of Category 1 AMA approved

Mandatory CME
3.0 hours of the 50.0 hours are required to be on the subject of opioids - 0.5 hours of the 3.0 hours are to be on the PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program).

Please contact the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
DHHS Licensure Page
Phone: (402) 471-2118




All physicians that prescribe controlled substances are required to have 3.0 of opioid prescribing CME completed by the 2020 licensure renewal date.  0.5 hours of this must be on the PDMP and is due to LB731 (full bill located here).

On the renewal form, physicians will be asked if they prescribe controlled substances and to attest that the CME requirements have been completed.  Please note the 3.0 hours required are included in the 50.0 total CME needed for licensure renewal. View the NE DHHS Controlled Substance Continuing Competency Requirement document here.

Below are links to the videos and CME assessments to fulfill this requirement. Please note: the trainings provided by NMA are free. If you received information from InforMed/Elite Learning their education can be applied toward these requirements but may not cover the 0.5 hours on the PDMP as required by LB 731.

⇒ PDMP 0.5 hours UPDATED (Released 2022 - Expires 04/2025)
     Video    CME Assessment

Naloxone 0.5 hours (Released 2018 - Recertification Expires 12/2024)
Video    CME Assessment

⇒ Pain Management Guidance 1.0 hours (Released 2018 - Recertification Expires 12/2024)
     Video    CME Assessment

⇒ Acute Pain 0.5 hours (Released 2018 - Recertification Expires 12/2024)
     Video    CME Assessment

⇒ Difficult Conversations 0.5 hours (Released 2018 - Recertification Expires 12/2024)
     Video    CME Assessment

⇒ Tapering Opioids/Benzodiazepines 0.5 hours (Released 2018 - Recertification Expires 12/2024)
     Video    CME Assessment




Given the emergency declaration, do I still have to complete this CME for my October 1 license renewal? 
Governor Ricketts signed 20-27 which allows licensees to defer renewal which was originally set for October 1, 2020.  Once the declared emergency ends, DHHS Licensure will have 30 days to send out renewal notices to those that deferred in which licensees will then have 90 days from that point to complete the renewal of their license.  ALSO, licensees who renew their licenses will have the opportunity to waive their continuing competency requirements due to circumstances beyond their control.  To do this, licensees will be asked if they completed their required CME during the renewal application process.  If hours were not met licensees can ask for a waiver and then specifically state why they were not able to obtain those hours and also provide how many hours you were able to obtain.   

It is not guaranteed that these hours will be waived by DHHS given that the resources to complete the 3.0 CME hours have been available long before the pandemic.  

I’m obtaining my initial license, does this requirement apply to me?  
No. If you have or are applying for your initial license, the statue does not apply to you until re-licensure.

I don’t prescribe controlled substances, does this requirement apply to me?  
No. The CME requirement only applies to physicians that prescribe controlled substances.  

Is there a local, free resource available to meet the 3.0 CME hours as outlined by LB 731?  
Yes. DHHS in partnership with the NMA developed enduring videos that can be accessed and watched at any time to meets the criteria in statute.  Once you complete each video you can then complete an attestation that then provides you with a certificate of completion. 

Can I apply the education provided by Informed toward this requirement?
Yes. Please note that their education may not cover the 0.5 hours on the PDMP as required by LB 731.

Do I need to provide a copy of my CME completion certificate to licensure?  
No. The certificate is for your personal recordkeeping and isn’t provided to DHHS Licensure at renewal.  Licensure may audit to ensure that licensees have completed the proper training so we strongly encourage you to save your CME certificates.  

How do I obtain a copy of my completion certificate?  
If you completed the education provided by DHHS located on the NMA website, please contact Meghan Johnson at

Why doesn’t the certificate have my name or the date I completed listed on it? 
It is okay that your certificates do not have your name and date of completion on them. Please note that the certificates are for your personal recordkeeping and will not be submitted to DHHS Licensure.

Why does the certificate have a valid date that spans three years?
The CME education is valid for three years but the state of Nebraska now requires that you obtain 3 CME hours each renewal period which is every two years. 

How do I notify DHHS Licensure that I have completed this requirement?  
When you complete your license renewal application you will be asked if you prescribe controlled substances and attest that the CME requirements have been completed.

Whom can I talk to about my license renewal?  
Please reach out to the Dept. of Health & Human Services Licensure Unit on their website, via email, or by phone 402-471-2115.



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COVID Treatment Options - February 17, 2022
Available Credit: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

View the Recording (Expires 2/17/25)

Policies and standards of the Nebraska Medical Education Trust require that speakers and planners for continuing medical education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity. The speaker and planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Nebraska Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nebraska Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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