CME Requirements for Medical License Renewals

October 6, 2020

Physicians who renew their Tennessee medical license in 2021 must complete the 40 hours of CME required by the Board of Medical Examiners (BME) by December 31, 2020. Please note that the licensing board has NOT suspended CME requirements because of the COVID pandemic.  The BME requirement includes an approved two-hour prescribing practices course with instruction in controlled substance prescribing and the treatment guidelines developed by the Department of Health on opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and carisoprodol, and may include such other topics as medicine addiction, risk management tools, and other topics. 

TMA offers a proprietary, accredited proper prescribing course that meets all BME requirements for physicians and their prescribing staff. Learn more at

Contact the TMA legal department at with any questions regarding CME compliance.