Applying for CME Credit for Series Activities
Series activities are a preplanned set of regularly scheduled (e.g., weekly, monthly, quarterly) conferences that occur at one location/institution in a one-year period. The conferences offer different topics related to a unifying theme under an umbrella title (e.g., Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards, Issues in Primary Care). The conferences must be uniform in length and may not exceed four hours or 3.75 credits each. The AAFP requires that CME activities of four hours or more in length include a fifteen-minute break.
CME providers may submit an online CME application
or complete the Application for Approval of Live Activities in Word. Only one application is required per year for each type of series activity a CME provider produces. The application should include the following information:
- Series title (example: St. Luke's 2009 Grand Rounds)
- Series beginning and ending dates (example: January 3 - December 18, 2009)
- Day of the week or month on which the activity will be held (if regularly scheduled)
- Anticipated maximum number of CME credits offered per year (e.g., weekly one-hour conferences of 1 credit each = 52 credits)
- List of topics with title, session specific learning objectives, speaker, and beginning/end time
- List of all activity dates that have been confirmed at the time of submission
To receive AAFP CME credit, the first date, topic and speaker (or speaker source) must be submitted with the original application to AAFP for CME approval. CME providers must submit their additional dates (sessions), topics, speakers, and learning objectives on a monthly/quarterly basis throughout the year. They may add this information as additional sessions by logging in online
. Providers should include a copy of the official CME credit approval form or application number with this additional information. A new credit approval form will be sent by e-mail showing the additional credits approved.
Contact the CME Accreditation Department at 800-274-2237 with questions.