The AAFP and the CFPC have a bilateral reciprocal certification agreement whereby:
CME 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 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 U.S., it is done through the CFPC national office. The CFPC will inform the AAFP of all such activities.
A CME activity is to be certified by the AAFP if the primary target audience is American. This is true if it is to be held in the U.S. by a Canadian provider or if it is to be held in Canada by a U.S. provider. The AAFP will inform CFPC of all such activities held in Canada.
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-M1, MAINPRO-M2, or MAINPRO-C) 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 or Elective credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
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