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No State-Approved Child Abuse Training = No License Renewal: Don’t Delay

If you are an MD and haven't taken the child abuse training required for license renewal yet, please don't wait. You must complete state-approved child abuse recognition and reporting training and it has to be processed by the state before you will be permitted to renew your license.

Don't worry. The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) has you covered with a state-approved course. Once you have taken the course, PAMED will send electronic verification to the state to be processed.

PLAN AHEAD: Don't wait until the last minute. Keep in mind that state processing times are likely to be longer as the Dec. 31 deadline gets closer, and that the state board is closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

The Department of State's website says that until electronic verification is received from the approved course provider (PAMED does this part for you if you take our course) and processed by the Department of State/Board to verify that the licensee is in compliance and has completed the required DHS/DOS approved child abuse recognition and reporting continuing education, the licensee will not be permitted to renew their license.

We've also received the question: Can child abuse reporting training count toward CME credits? Here's the clarification we received from both state boards.

Still need CME to meet license renewal requirements? PAMED has more than 50 credits of online CME.

Need patient safety and risk management credits? PAMED has you covered with our 2015 and 2016 editions of CME Consult.

Questions? You can contact PAMED's Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348) or

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