Montana Continuing Medical Education Credit Requirements

 

Montana required number of CME credits per year(s) None
Montana State-Mandated CME Content/Additional Notes N/A
Montana RN Required number of CE credits per year(s) All licensed RNs must complete a minimum of 24 contact hours during the two year renewal period.
Montana LPN Required number of CME credits per year(s) All licensed LPNs must complete a minimum of 24 contact hours during the two year renewal period.
Montana APRN Required number of CME credits per year(s) N/A
Montana ANCC accreditation accepted? Yes
CE for Specialty:

Athletic Training

No continuing education is required.
CE for Specialty:

Audiology/SLP

CE: 40 Contact Hours must be completed each 2 year renewal period.

Regular renewal dates: December 1st- February 1st; Late Renewal Online for 45 days until March 18th.

CE for Specialty: Dietetics/Nutrition There is no continuing education requirement.
CE for Specialty:

Emergency Medical Services

There are no continuing education requirements.
CE for Specialty:

Laboratory Technology

CE: 14 Contact Hours must be completed annually.
CE for Specialty:

Massage Therapy

CE: 12 Contact Hours must be completed over a two year renewal period.

License is required by July 1, 2010 Grandfathering expires July 1, 2012. Forms are available on the website.

CE for Specialty:

Medicine and Surgery

CE: There are no Continuing Education Requirements.
CE for Specialty:

Occupational Therapy

CE Requirements:

Occupational Therapists (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are required to complete 10 continuing education credits by June 15 of each year when renewing their license.  For course approval, please send a letter of request to the Board with the agenda, brochure and resume of presenters.

CE for Specialty:

Pharmacy

15 hours continuing education must be completed by June 30 every year. A minimum of 5 hours to be obtained in an approved group setting or 2.0 CEU (20 clock hours) if you do not take at least 5 hours in an approved group program. 5 live hours are required. Home study must be approved by the board.

ACPE-approved courses for Pharmacy Technicians end in the letter “T”. ACPE-approved courses pharmacists (only) end in the letter “P”.  Courses ending in the letter “P” cannot be used to meet pharmacy technician CE requirements.

CE for Specialty:

Pharmacy Technician

No continuing education is required. The license renewal period is from May 1st to June 30th annually.
CE for Specialty:

Physical Therapy

CE Requirements:

Beginning April 1, 2015, each licensee shall obtain 30 hours/credits of continuing education in each 24-month period prior to the renewal date in odd-numbered years.

The first reporting period is April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017.

No continuing education is required for licensees renewing for the first time.

CE for Specialty:

Psychology

40 hours of continuing education must be completed every renewal period.

Licenses must be renewed biennially. The deadline for renewal is December 31st. Licensees with even-numbered licenses shall submit 40 hours of continuing education credit on or before the renewal date set by ARM 24.101.413 of each even-numbered calendar year. Licensees in this category will not report continuing education on the odd-numbered years but must renew their licenses each year.

Licensees with odd-numbered licenses shall submit 40 hours of continuing education credit on or before the renewal date set by ARM 24.101.413 of each odd-numbered calendar year. Licensees in this category will not report continuing education on the even-numbered years but must renew their licenses each year.

CE for Specialty:

Radiology Technology

CE per license:

Radiologic Technologists- 24 hours of CE through the ARRT Limited Permit- 6 hours of CE

Radiologist Assistant – 6 hours and ARRT CE requirement of 50 hours

Licensees who do not hold an American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) credential are held to the same standard for continuing education requirements as an ARRT licensee and must report 12 hours of continuing education to the board annually with their renewal form.

Renewal occurs annually on February 1st.

CE for Specialty:

Respiratory Therapy

24 hours of continuing education are required.  Licenses expire annually; May 1st.  Continuing education for licensees is due at licensure renewal every even numbered year.
CE for Specialty:

Social Work

Renewal: twenty (20) social work continuing education hours must be completed annually. All contact hours can be home study.

 
Montana CME and CE Education

Note: All information should be verified with licensing board

Resources: http://www.acep.org/| http://ce.nurse.com/ | http://about.continuingeducation.com/