CME Credit, AAFP/CFPC Reciprocal Agreement
The AAFP and the CFPC have a bilateral reciprocal certification agreement whereby: CME/CPD activities held across the Canada - U.S. border are certified according to the nationality of the primary target audiences regardless of where the providers are located. The activities will be reviewed according to the criteria of the certifying organization.
A CME/CPD activity is to be certified by the CFPC if the primary target audience is Canadian. If it is to be held in Canada by a U.S. provider, this is done through the appropriate CFPC Chapter office. If it is to be held in the United States, it is done through the CFPC national office. The CFPC will inform the AAFP of all such activities.
AAFP Member - CME Credit Conversion
AAFP members who complete any CME/CPD activity certified by the CFPC for Mainpro+ Certified credit can claim the equivalent number of AAFP Prescribed credits.
CFPC Member - CME Credit Conversion
CFPC members who complete any CME/CPD activity certified by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro+ Certified credits.
CFPC members who complete any CME/CPD activity certified by the AAFP for Elective credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro+ Non-Certified credits.
Organizers of such activities who would like to promote their activities to CFPC members or AAFP members can remind them of the reciprocal agreement.
Upon written confirmation from the AAFP or CFPC that an activity has been certified, the following statements can be used in activity materials but must be presented exactly as indicated:
AAFP-CERTIFIED CME ACTIVITIES:
Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive ____ MAINPRO+ Certified or Non-Certified credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
CFPC-CERTIFIED CME ACTIVITIES:
Members of the American Academy of Family Physicians are eligible to receive Prescribed credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the College of Family Physicians of Canada
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