Controlled substances prescribing CME

The following lists of CME course examples are not exhaustive, nor an endorsement of any of the programs. 

ACSC Registrants (MDs, DOs):

NOTICE:  The requirement for ACSC holders to obtain two AMA PRA Category 1TM or equivalent credits every two years begins in 2018. Credits earned in 2017 will not count toward this requirement.

Any program conferring Category 1 Credit in the areas of:

  •  controlled substance prescribing practices,
  • recognizing signs of the abuse or misuse of controlled substances, or
  • controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management

is acceptable to meet the CME credits required of all Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate registrants every two years.  You do not need to obtain pre-approval of the courses you choose. 

Some examples of CME courses acceptable to meet the CME requirement:

QACSC Registrants (CRNPs, CNMs, PAs):

For renewal of a QACSC, registrants must obtain four AMA PRA Category 1TM or equivalent credits every two years through a Board-approved course or courses.  The following courses have been approved by the Board to meet this requirement:


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