Vermont Continuing Medical Education Credit Requirements

 

Vermont required number of CME credits per year(s) 30 hours in each two-year licensing period
Vermont State-Mandated CME Content/Additional Notes N/A
Vermont RN Required number of CE credits per year(s) No CE Required. However, the rule states the following: Continuing Education – The Board expects each licensee to assume individual responsibility for maintaining and improving competencies in current knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to the individual’s area of practice.
Vermont LPN Required number of CME credits per year(s) No CE Required. However, the rule states the following: Continuing Education – The Board expects each licensee to assume individual responsibility for maintaining and improving competencies in current knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to the individual’s area of practice.
Vermont APRN Required number of CME credits per year(s) N/A
ANCC accreditation accepted? N/A
CE for Specialty:

Athletic Training

Licenses must be renewed biennially on September 30th of all even-numbered years.
CE for Specialty:

Audiology/SLP

CE: 30 Contact Hours must be completed every 3 year renewal period.

If you hold an Educational SLP endorsement at least 15 contact hours should address the knowledge and performance standards (the “competencies”) for the Educational SLP endorsement. Note that 15 contact hours is equal to 1 professional development credit.

CE for Specialty: Dietetics/Nutrition 30 hours of continuing education are due on May 31st of even years.  Continuing education must be board approved.
CE for Specialty:

Emergency Medical Services

Renewal occurs annually. All Vermont EMS certifications issued after March 1, 2011 are timed to expire 3 months after the national EMS certification for that level. EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic certifications issued after March 1, 2011 expire on June 30; all First Responder-ECA certifications expire December 31.

CE Requirements for EMTs and Paramedics

                                                           

First Responder/ECA: 12 hours                                                           

EMT-B: 24 hours (3/1/12 – 2/28/13)

EMT-I-90: 10 I-90 hours (3/1/11 – 2/29/11); 24 additional CE hours and 10 I-90 hours  (3/1/12 – 2/28/13)

EMT-I-03: 16 I-03 hours (3/1/11 – 2/29/11); 24 additional CE hours and 16 I-03 hours  (3/1/12 – 2/28/13)

EMT-P:72 hours (NREMT)

CE for Specialty:

Laboratory Technology

There are no Continuing Education requirements.
CE for Specialty:

Massage Therapy

There are no Continuing Education requirements.
CE for Specialty:

Medicine and Surgery

CE: 30 hours every 2 years; 12 must be osteopathic medical education. Every person licensed to practice medicine by the board shall apply biennially for the renewal of his or her license. At least one month prior to the date on which renewal is required, the board shall send to each licensee a license renewal application form and notice of the date on which the existing license will expire. On or before the renewal date, the licensee shall file an application for license renewal and pay the required fee. The board shall register the applicant and issue the renewal license. Within one month following the date renewal is required; the board shall pay the license renewal fees into the medical practice board special fund.

A Vermont licensee for renewal of an active license to practice medicine shall have completed continuing medical education which shall meet minimum criteria as established by rule, by the board, by August 31, 2012 and which shall be in effect for the renewal of licenses to practice medicine expiring after August 31, 2014. The board shall require a minimum of ten hours of continuing medical education by rule.

Vermont licenses must be renewed every two years.

CE for Specialty:

Occupational Therapy

CE Requirements:

Occupational Therapists (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistance (OTA) must complete 20 hours of continuing education during the preceding two-year license period, 50% of continuing competency hours must be directly related to the delivery of occupational therapy services

CE for Specialty:

Pharmacy

30 hours of continuing education must be completed every 2 years. Home study must be approved by the board. 10 live hours are required.

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.
CE for Specialty:

Physical Therapy

CE Requirements:

Currently there is no continuing education requirement.  Vermont’s new continuing education law will not take effect until 2014.

CE for Specialty:

Psychology

60 hours of continuing education must be completed every renewal period. All licensees must complete a minimum of 6 credits of professional ethics, jurisprudence, and/or related legal issues.

Licenses must be renewed biennially on January 1st of even numbered years.

CE for Specialty:

Radiology Technology

All persons licensed by the Board to practice radiologic technology, including persons holding limited radiography licenses, must earn 24 hours of CE.

All CE must be approved by the ARRT.

Renewal happens every two years.

CE for Specialty:

Respiratory Therapy

12 hours of continuing education are required.  Licenses expire every two years and must be renewed before the expiration date.  

Respiratory care practitioner who is renewing his or her license for the first time after initial licensure is subject to a 6 (six) hour continuing education requirement per full year of licensure. If the license has been held for one year or less, no continuing education is required. If held more than one year but less than two years, 6 (six) hours is required.  

There is a 6 hour maximum limit for home-study and self-study courses.

CE for Specialty:

Social Work

Renewal: twenty (20) hours of social work continuing education must be completed every two years from date of issue. At least one and one- half hours of the total 20 hours shall be in ethics of social work practice, including such issues as boundaries, confidentiality, and dual relationships. Five (5) hours of home study permitted.

 
Vermont 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/