Learn about and view examples of the various types of CME credit.
Learn how to report CME credit and find troublehooting help for CME reporting problems.
Learn how to obtain a report on CME credits earned, and how to utilize this information to manage your learning requirements.
Learn about reporting CME credit to organizations other than the AAFP.
Active members and supporting FP members must report at least 150 credits of approved CME every three calendar years (i.e., during their re-election cycle). The 150 credits must include at least 75 AAFP Prescribed credits and 25 credits from live activities. Some chapters also require “chapter credits.” Check with your chapter for more information.
An exemption of the 25 credits from live activities is allowed for members who submit evidence that they are providing medical care outside of the United States in a missionary/charitable practice setting for a period of more than 12 months.
Members in other AAFP membership categories are not required to report CME but may do so to maintain a centralized CME record.
No. Evidence-based CME is not a requirement of AAFP membership.
You can check your re-election status online.
Questions? Contact us at (800) 274-2237, or email@example.com.
You may need additional CME credits for one or more of the following reasons:
Yes. The required 150 credits of approved CME must be earned by December 31 of the year in which your re-election cycle ends (e.g., by December 31, 2014, for a re-election cycle that ends in 2014). In addition, your CME credits must be reported in the year in which they were earned.
No. The AAFP Bylaws do not allow for an extension to earn CME credit.
If you are concerned that you may not meet the CME requirement by the end of your re-election cycle, contact us at (800) 274-2237 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you get all of your CME recorded. In many cases, after speaking with one of our Contact Center representatives, members find that they can meet the requirement by the deadline.
No, because your CME credits must be reported in the year in which they were earned. For example, CME credits earned in 2014 must be reported to the AAFP by December 31, 2014.
By reporting your CME to us:
As an added benefit, in most cases, we can report your name to the American Board of Family Medicine when you have met their CME requirements.
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