Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission
At a Glance
200 total hours every 4 years
1 hour on opioid prescribing (One-time requirement)
Maximum of 80 Category 4 Credits.
Maximum of 80 Category 3 Credits.
Maximum of 80 Category 2 Credits.
The Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission requires 200 Category 1 CME hours every 4 years. Of these, a maximum of 80 hours may be Category 2, a maximum of 80 may be earned for serving as an instructor of medical students (Category 3, and a maximum of 80 may be earned through papers, publications, books, or exhibits (Category 4). The commission will also accept certification or recertification by a specialty board as the equivalent of two hundred hours of continuing medical education. Licensees must also complete a one-time requirement of 1 hour on opioid prescribing.