Chicago Licensure Renewal

City of Chicago Pharmaceutical Representative Licensure and Continuing Education Renewal

CMR Institute offers courses to satisfy the continuing education requirements mandated by the City of Chicago Ordinance that requires licensing and continuing education for all pharmaceutical sales personnel who must meet specific requirements set by the City of Chicago.

Renewal Period

Those required to be licensed must meet the 5 CEU requirement annually, upon the anniversary of initial licensure, in order to renew the license. Applicants should submit all renewal documents at least 60 days prior to their individual deadline. Please note that pharmaceutical sales personal cannot submit courses submitted during previous renewal periods. To read more about this licensure requirement, access application materials, and understand the CEU requirements, please visit the City of Chicago website.

Approved Courses

The following CMR courses and programs are approved to satisfy the continuing education requirements mandated by the City of Chicago. The cost per course is $75.

Please note that credit values were reassessed by Chicago and changed in June 2021.


  • The Entry of Biosimilars Into The US Market 3 CEUs


  • Clinical Data in Diabetes 3.5 CEUs
  • Complications of Diabetes 3.5 CEUs
  • Glucose, Metabolism, and Diabetes 2 CEUs
  • Types of Diabetes 3.5 CEUs

Endocrine System

  • An Introduction to the Endocrine System 2.5 CEUs
  • The Adrenal Glands 2.5 CEUs
  • The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland 3 CEUs
  • The Pancreas 2.5 CEUs
  • The Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands 2 CEUs

Disease Management

  • Benefits of Disease Management 2 CEUs
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines in Disease Management 3 CEUs
  • Concepts of Disease Management 2 CEUs
  • Population Demographics in Disease Management 2 CEUs
  • Role of Outcomes in Clinical Practice Guidelines in Disease Management 2 CEUS

Ethics and Compliance

  • Ethical Issues Related to Drug Safety Monitoring, Pricing, and Off-Label Promotion 2.5 CEUs
  • Impact of the HIPAA Privacy Rule 2 CEUs
  • Key US Regulatory Bodies and Groups Associated with Ethics and Compliance 3 CEUs
  • Late 20th and 21st Century US Legislation 4 CEUS
  • Providing Affirming Healthcare to LGBTQ Communities 2.5 CEUS
  • Regulatory and Ethical Compliance in the Life Sciences 2.5 CEUs

Evidence-Based Medicine and Research

  • Essential Elements of Clinical Trials 3 CEUs
  • History and Definition of Evidence-Based Medicine 1.5 CEUs
  • Postmarketing Drug Research 3 CEUs
  • The Current Status of Evidence-Based Medicine 2.5 CEUs
  • The Drug Development Process 3 CEUs
  • Understanding the Evidence-Based Process 2.5 CEUs

Human Body and Pathology

  • Basic Body Chemistry 3 CEUs
  • Body Defenses 2.5 CEUs
  • Body Tissues 2.5 CEUs
  • Cellular Anatomy 2.5 CEUs
  • Types of Pathology 6 CEUs

Musculoskeletal System

  • Muscle Contractions, Actions, and Nomenclature 3 CEUs
  • Skeletal Functions and Structures 2.5 CEUs
  • Skeletal Muscle and Surrounding Structures 2.5 CEUs
  • The Articular System 2.5 CEUs


  • Diagnosis and Staging of Cancer 3.5 CEUs
  • Epidemiology of Cancer 3 CEUs
  • Pathophysiology of Cancer 4 CEUs
  • Prevention and Early Detection of Cancer 2.5 CEUs

Pain Management

  • Pain Management Treatment Modalities and Guidelines 4.5 CEUs


  • Structure of a Pharmacoeconomic Study 2 CEUs
  • Benefits of Pharmacoeconomic Research 4.5 CEUs
  • Outcomes Research and Management 3 CEUs
  • Pharmacoeconomic Analyses 2 CEUs
  • Pharmacoeconomics – Definition and Rationale 3 CEUs

Specialty Drugs

  • An Introduction to Specialty Drugs 4 CEUs
  • Follow the Specialty Dollars 3.5 CEUs
  • Specialty Drugs: Distribution and Reimbursement 2.5 CEUs

For a printable copy of eModules and their credit values, please click here.

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