Mocingbird's research team has verified and validated with Connecticut Medical Examining Board the most up-to-date CME requirements. Here is a quick summary of things you must know:


CME Changes Due To Covid

  • If your license was active on or after March 30, 2020, your license will not expire during the COVID-19 civil preparedness emergency. The order was extended to February 9, 2021.
  • License renewal is not required if you choose not to do during this time. 

Board Rule Checklist: Connecticut Medical Examining Board (MD/DO)

  • State license renewal is annually, at the end of your birth month
  • Must complete 50 contact hours of CME earned within the past twenty-four (24) months
  • Must complete the 6 CT state training requirements once every six (6) years (listed below)
  • Renew controlled substance practitioner registration every two (2) years on February 28th of odd-numbered years

Example: Renew controlled substance practitioner on February 28th 2021, 2023, 2025 etc. 

License Renewal Cycle Time for Connecticut 

  • Most licenses expire in the first birth month following issuance and are renewable annually thereafter
  • Special note: the CME requirements are due every 2 years or every 6 years (depending on the requirements) - license renewal and CME tasks are on different schedules

Connecticut State Specific Requirements

  • There are six specific requirements for the state of Connecticut (must be completed once every six years)
    1. Complete 1 contact hour of infectious disease training (AIDS, HIV, etc.
    2. Complete 1 contact hour of risk management training (prescribing controlled substances, pain management, etc.)
    3. Complete 1 contact hour of sexual assault training
    4. Complete 1 contact hour of domestic violence training
    5. Complete 1 contact hour of cultural competency training
    6. Complete 2 contact hours of behavioral health training (screening for PTSD, suicide, etc.)
  • Statutory requirement: for any practitioner authorized to prescribe, administer and dispense controlled drugs, they must obtain a Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration
    • This registration is a prerequisite for the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration
    • Must be renewed every 2 years on February 28th of odd numbered years (as referenced above)

For more detailed information, please visit Connecticut Medical Examining Board website.


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