AAFP CME Credit System

Credit Statements

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Note: No changes or edits may be made to the AAFP credit statements. The credit statements must be published exactly as written by the AAFP.

Pending Statement Prior to AAFP Credit Approval

CME providers may use the following statement prior to receiving official notification of AAFP credit determination, but only after an application for CME credit has been received by the AAFP for review:

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

"Save the Date" Announcement

After receiving official credit approval, the following statement may be used for "Save the Date" announcements and advertisements without using the full AAFP credit statement. However, the full credit statement must be used on all other activity materials.

Approved for [insert the number of credits] AAFP [Prescribed/Elective] credits.


Live CME Activity

This live activity, [insert title of activity], with a begin date of [insert date], has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to ____ [Prescribed/Elective] credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Enduring Materials CME Activity

Single Activity

This enduring material activity, [insert title of activity], has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to ____ [Prescribed/Elective] credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of credit begins ____. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Series Activity

This enduring material activity, [insert title of activity], has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to ____ [Prescribed/Elective] credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of credit begins ____. Term of approval is for one year from this date. [This/Each] [volume, issue, webcast, podcast, monograph] is approved for ____ [Prescribed/Elective] credit(s). Credit may be claimed for one year from the date of [this/each] issue. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The following wording may be substituted for the fourth sentence in the enduring material series/medical journal statement; the type of credit approved should be clearly noted by individual article:

[This/Each] [volume, issue, webcast, podcast, monograph] has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to ____ Prescribed and ____ Elective credit(s).

Medical Journal CME Activity

This medical journal activity, [insert title of activity] has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to ____ [Prescribed/Elective] credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of credit begins ____. Term of approval is for one year from this date. [This/Each] [volume, issue, webcast, podcast, monograph] is approved for ____ [Prescribed\Elective] credit(s). Credit may be claimed for one year from the date of [this/each] issue. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The following wording may be substituted for the fourth sentence in the medical journal statement; the type of credit approved should be clearly noted by individual article:

[This/Each] [volume, issue, webcast, podcast, monograph] has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to ____ Prescribed and ____ Elective credit(s).

Performance Improvement in Practice CME Activity

This performance improvement in practice activity, [insert title of activity], has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of credit begins ____. Term of approval is for two years from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Point of Care CME Activity

This point of care activity, [insert title of activity], has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of credit begins ____. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Split Credit with No Concurrent Sessions

For single activities that are approved for both AAFP Prescribed credit(s) and AAFP Elective credit(s), and in which no sessions run concurrently, the following wording may be substituted for the first sentence in the live activity statement; the type of credit approved should be clearly noted by individual topic:

This live activity, [insert title of activity], with a begin date of [insert date]has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to ____ Prescribed and ____ Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Split Credit with Concurrent Sessions

For single activities that are approved for both AAFP Prescribed credit(s) and AAFP Elective credit(s), and in which some sessions run concurrently, the following wording may be substituted for the first sentence in the live activity statement; the type of credit approved should be clearly noted by individual topic:

This live activity, [insert activity title], with a begin date of [insert date], has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to ____credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. This includes ____ Prescribed and ____ Elective credits. Since some sessions run concurrently, no more than ____ credits may be reported. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Begin Your Application

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Questions?

Contact AAFP CME Credit System and Compliance

(800) 274-2237

cmecredit@aafp.org