At the conclusion of a live AAFP CME activity, a link will be provided to assist you in reporting your CME for that activity.
To obtain credit for an AAFP self-study or online CME activity (including American Family Physician, Family Practice Management, and FP Essentials™) you must complete a post-test or quiz. CME credit is added to your transcript on the date the post-test or quiz is completed.
The AAFP offers five convenient ways to report credit:
(To ensure the accuracy of your CME record, please make sure handwritten information is complete and legible.)
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 274-2237 for clarification.
Members asked us to enhance the CME reporting process to better meet their needs. Before the enhancement, CME information sent to our AAFP Member Resource Center was reviewed by AAFP staff and then added to a CME transcript. This process often took as long as 72 hours. Many times, the activity title submitted could not be entered.
With the enhancements, the database can help you get the appropriate credit by locating the correct activity title before you enter it. CME credit is added to the transcript upon submission, using the information you provide.
When you complete the self-assessment modules on the ABFM website, the CME credit will automatically be reported to the AAFP.
If you prefer to report it yourself, go to Report My CME, then follow these instructions:
Limit your search criteria to the date of the activity and the state in which the activity was held. If you are still unable to find the activity, send a copy of the certificate to the AAFP Member Resource Center by emailing us at email@example.com or faxing it to 913-906-6075. The AAFP Member Resource Center will update your transcript, and when necessary, work with the CME provider to ensure our course file and your transcript are accurate.
We use the honor system, and no documentation is required. Please retain original certificates of attendance, etc., in your personal files in the event that other organizations require them. If you send them to us, they will not be returned to you. You can report your activity at www.aafp.org/mycme.
Credits are generally equivalent to contact hours. If you spent 1 hour participating in the activity, you should claim 1 credit of CME.
Credit may be claimed for the certification, or recertification, examination through the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Members may self-report this credit up to a limit of 25 AAFP Elective credits per three-year cycle.
There are three ways to remove the duplicated credit:
To be listed in our database, the provider of the activity must submit an application for CME credit to the AAFP, and it must be approved by the AAFP's CME Credit System department.
If an activity is approved by the ACCME but is not in our database, you may report it as AAFP Elective credit. On “Approval by other organization,” select the American Medical Association (AMA).
Some providers report your CME credit to us automatically, but some do not. Check your record frequently and report any missing credits.