Physicians are required by North Dakota law to complete 60 AMA Category 1 hours of continuing medical education every three years.
Every third year, each licensed physician, at the time of the annual license renewal, is required to certify compliance with the CME requirements. The board does not require all renewing physicians to submit documentation of these hours. Rather, each year the board audits a percentage of renewing physicians, who are then notified and required to submit proof of compliance with the CME requirement.
Beginning with the license renewals for 2013, each physician's license will expire on his or her birthdate. Their birthdate will then become their annual renewal date. Every third year, following 2013, each physician will be asked to certify compliance with the 60 hour CME requirement. Therefore, physicians will be asked when they renew their license in 2016 to certify they have completed 60 hours of CME since their renewal date (birthdate) in 2013.