Texas Pain Society has its very own Continuing Medical Education (CME) online courses, courtesy of the Texas Pain Foundation. 

As part of a TPS membership, CME hours are now available at little or no cost to you, compliments of the Texas Pain Foundation. This is just one of the ways we are working to support you, and thank you for all you do.

Courses are available for everyone, including non-members!


New Course available! 
Pain Management and Controlled Substance Prescribing Law in Texas and PMC & Board Rule 195 Updates 2022
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 Earn CME for research you are already completing with Internet Point of Care (IPoC) CME

Enjoy these Texas Medical Board Resources regarding Licensure


During the 86th legislative session, in an effort to combat the opioid crisis in Texas, there were multiple bills passed requiring physicians, physician assistants and other licensees to complete certain specific opioid related continuing medical education.  This requirement applies to the renewal of a license on or after September 1, 2020.
Find more guidance on the TMB site

Texas Pain Society has a free Opioid CME Course that meets these requirements. Members can enjoy this course complimentarily! 


House Bill 2059 (86th Legislature) requires physicians, physician assistants, and any licensee of the TMB’s advisory boards or committees that provide direct patient care, to complete a human trafficking prevention course approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). This requirement applies to the renewal of a license on or after September 1, 2020.
Find more guidance on the TMB site

HHSC now has an approved course available, which is free of charge, and satisfies the requirements for all licensees impacted by HB 2059.
See HHSC's Health Care Practitioner Human Trafficking Training page to access the course and for more information about this requirement.


TMB Physicians need to complete at least 48 credits of continuing medical education every 24 months, biennial. A physician must report during registration if she or he has completed the required CME.
Find more guidance on the TMB site.
Use TMA's CME Documentation Record as a Resource

Board Rule 195.4(e), the medical director or owner/operator of the pain management clinic, must on annual basis, ensure all personnel are properly licensed and, if applicable, have the requisite training to include 10 hours of continuing medical education (CME) annually in the area of pain management.  
Find more guidance on the TMB site. 


All physicians licensed by the TMB to practice in Texas are required to register regularly with the board. 
Find more guidance on the TMB site. 

Use TMA's Eligibility Checklist to guide you through the process of getting your medical license and setting up your practice in Texas.