Contact AAFP CME Credit System and Compliance
AAFP is committed to helping members, educators, and CME providers as they develop CME activities for family physicians in accordance with ACCME and AAFP guidelines by providing access to a variety of CME development tools and references.
CME providers applying for CME credit must comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. The activity director must attest on the CME application that the CME activity meets every requirement of the Standards, whether or not the activity is being supported with commercial funding. All parties involved should have an understanding of these Standards.
The following policies must be in place by every CME provider:
Other documents needed on file include but are not limited to:
All documentation associated with CME activity development should be retained for one year by the CME provider.
Sample forms for use by CME providers, including sample CME credit certificate and activity evaluation form, and sample policies on honoraria for and disclosure/conflict of interest by CME faculty.
SAMPLE: CME Certificate of Participation(1 page DOC)
This template may be used to create a certificate for physicians attending your CME activity.
Evaluation Form(2 page DOC)
This sample form is available as a guideline to be used when constructing your CME activity evaluation to be completed by participants.
Educational Grants Letter(2 page PDF)
CME providers may use this letter(2 page PDF) to explain to potential funders the AAFP's role as a credit system.
Full Disclosure and Identification and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest - Sample Document(4 page PDF)
This template should be edited to align with the CME provider’s own policy and procedures. AAFP encourages CME providers to meet with their own education committee and/or advisory board when creating their policy and procedures.
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