The AAFP Credit System was the first national CME accreditor for physicians in the US and today, is the only accreditor focused solely on the needs of family physicians. The AAFP Credit System reviews CME activity credit applications, on a per activity basis, and awards either AAFP Prescribed or Elective credit to activities that comply with our eligibility requirements under the direction of the Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD). On average, the AAFP Credit System reviews and awards credit for about 1,300 CME provider customers, whose activities and sessions total more than 18,000 per year.
The mission of the AAFP Credit System is to facilitate members’ access to vetted, relevant, and quality CME that improves the practice of family medicine, health care delivery, and the health of individuals and populations.
"AAFP credit is easy to apply for and flexible (can apply after the fact) the easiest step in getting my CME meeting together!"
"I am a new Program Coordinator and I would like to give kudos to the AAFP Credit System for being easy to use and generally easy to understand."
"Every time I contact any of the staff, they've been incredibly helpful. They're doing a great job!"
"I enjoy working with AAFP, especially compared to other organizations with whom I have worked!"
—Comments from the 2020 AAFP Credit Systems Survey
The AAFP Credit System will maintain the confidentiality of CME provider organization information and will use it for the following purposes only:
In addition, the AAFP reserves the right to use any information that is or may become publicly available.