CME can be obtained in a variety of ways. The number of credits required varies according to the specific role you work, and the state in which you are licensed. Seminars, classes, workshops, lectures, conferences, and even some books and webinars can count towards CME.
There are some costs associated with obtaining CME credits, such as registration, materials, and sometimes, travel. Many healthcare employers will reimburse all or some of these costs, as they are required for you to fulfill your clinical role for your employer. Additionally, some employers may provide additional paid time off above and beyond your vacation time, to complete CME requirements.
To learn more about CME requirements specific to your healthcare role, such as how many credits you need and how you can obtain them, check with your applicable professional association or licensing board.