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 ofthe 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 isto 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.
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:
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.
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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