Michigan Licensing Requirements for Osteopathic Physicians

The following requirements are established by the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (MI LARA).

License Renewal Cycle: 3-years
CME Requirement: 150 hours - a minimum of 60 hours must be earned through MI LARA Category 1 programs and
40 hours must be AOA approved.

Human Trafficking: one-time training
Implicit Bias Training: 3 hours
✔ Medical Ethics: 1 hour
✔ Opioid and Controlled Substances Awareness: one-time training
✔ Pain and Symptom Management: 3 hours (1 hour must include controlled substance prescribing).

MI LARA General Rules   

 MI LARA Licensing Guide

MI LARA Osteopathic Physician Licensing FAQs

DEA registered physicians and practitioners are required to take a one-time, eight-hour training on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.
MATE Act Training 


Visit the MOA Learning Center for on demand CME that meets licensing requirements.

What is my license renewal date? Visit www.michigan.gov/verifylicense

Michigan Licensing Questions? Email [email protected]   OR Call (517) 241-0199

AOA CME Questions? Call 888-626-9262 or email American Osteopathic Association

MOA CME Questions? Call 517-347-1555 x112 or email Michigan Osteopathic Association 

AOA The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide AOA Category 1-A continuing medical education credits to physicians.

ACCME The Michigan Osteopathic Association offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM provided through Joint Providerships accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Registrants for a Michigan Osteopathic Association continuing medical education program must submit requests for refunds in writing via email or by mail to the Association’s office. Requests for refunds must be in writing at least two weeks prior to the program and will entitle registrant to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests received less than two weeks prior to the program will not qualify for a refund of the registration fees. Program brochures/registration forms and MOA web site shall include this information.

Course Disclaimer
The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) makes every effort to present high caliber speakers in their respective areas of expertise. Courses of the MOA are offered as information only and not as financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Attendees must consult with their own professional advisors for such advice. In addition, each participant must decide the merit and practicality of the material presented. The ideas and comments expressed during the courses are not necessarily endorsed by or are those of the MOA. The MOA warns attendees about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into your practices.

Grievance Policy
The MOA shall accept comment and criticism regarding its CME programs. It shall address and resolve grievances regarding its CME activities. A criticism or concern reported anonymously on CME evaluation forms shall not be deemed a grievance; however, such complaints will be reported to the CME speakers and will be presented to the MOA Education Committee for discussion, validation or resolution as appropriate and reported to the MOA Board of Trustees in the MOA Education Committee Board report. A CME complaint or concern provided in writing or presented verbally by an identified individual registrant of an MOA CME program to an MOA CME official shall be deemed a grievance and shall be forwarded to the MOA Education Committee for resolution; CME speakers involved shall be notified of the concern. The resolution shall be reported to the MOA Board in the MOA Education Committee Board report and followed by a letter to the aggrieved acknowledging the grievance and providing the actions taken to resolve the grievance. If the MOA Education Committee is unable to resolve the issue, it shall be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for final disposition. Where possible and necessary the appropriate changes will be made and recorded in accordance with the MOA policy.

Online Education Privacy Statement
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), accredited providers that participate in CME activities on the Internet shall have a separate privacy policy for CME activities.

The CME programs offered by the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) respect and value your privacy and the confidentiality of the information you choose to share with us. We are committed to the protection of this information and will ensure your privacy when participating in CME activities on our website... (continued)