PRESS RELEASE March 18, 2020: IDFPR Press Release
IDFPR Announces Measures to Assist Licensees and Education Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
“all current licensees whose license renewal deadlines fall within the period beginning March 1, 2020 through and including, July 31, 2020 shall have up to, and including, September 30, 2020, to renew their licenses”
New State of Illinois Requirements for 2020 License Renewal
- Safe Opioid Prescribing Training - IDFPR FAQ (pdf)
The 3-hour education requirement for safe prescribing of opioids is applicable to all licensed healthcare professionals who also possess an Illinois Controlled Substance License. This includes any faculty, advanced practice providers, and current GME trainees who may be renewing their license.
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - IDFPR FAQ (pdf)
The 1-hour sexual harassment prevention education mandate applies to ANY profession licensed by the state that requires continuing education as a condition of re-licensure.
Some resources may require memberships, payment, or login creations.
Opioid Safe Prescribing
The CDC offers interactive training that assists providers in applying the CDC's guidelines on safe prescribing. Modules are worth 1 credit each, self-paced and free of charge. You must be logged into the CDC's online education platform, TCEO, to best access the modules and claim credit. Instructions can be found here.
Hours Offered: 20 | Associated Cost: Free | Expires: 12/31/2022
Presented by the American College of Physicians, this online activity is part of a larger series regarding improved clinical care. The module requires a login, a pre-assessment, and post-assessment.
Hours Offered: 10 | Associated Cost: Free | Expires: April 3, 2022
The new Pain Management and Opioids modules within NEJM Knowledge + Internal Medicine Board Review and Family Medicine Board Review are offered in partnership with Boston University School of Medicine’s Safer/Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program.
Hours Offered: 3 | Associated Cost: Free | Expires: Dates Vary
Jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Talem MedEd, this is a 3-part CME/CE activity series that educates clinicians on how to safely and effectively treat pain.
The Illinois State Medical Society is offering five accredited activities, each worth 1 CME credit. Find them under the "ISMS CME Course" heading on the ISMS page linked above.
Hours Offered: 1.5 | Associated Cost: Free
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School presents interactive online learning activities designed to reduce the stigma of patients with opioid use disorder.
Listed here are CME accredited opportunities, specific to Illinois requirements from the American Medical Association (AMA), and includes journal-based CME activities in various specialties.
Provided here are CME activities (various credits and expiration dates) related to opioids, including a section focused on prescribing.
Sexual Harassment Prevention
This activity is presented and accredited by the American Medical Association (AMA).
Hours Offered: Up to 2 | Associated Cost: Free for ISMS members. $50 for non-ISMS members. | Expires: 12/31/2021
The Illinois State Medical Society offers two activities on sexual misconduct.