CME providers may apply for AAFP credit for CME activities that are relevant to family medicine and meet the AAFP Credit System's eligibility requirements. It may be helpful to reference our decision tree when trying to determine whether a topic is eligible for AAFP CME credit. It’s also recommended that CME providers familiarize themselves with Credit System policies prior to applying.
Individuals who wish to apply for credit must have an individual AAFP account that is linked to an AAFP Credit System CME provider account.
If an individual does not have an existing individual AAFP account, one must be created. Once an individual account exists, individuals can request to have it linked to an existing organization account by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions pertaining to individual account creation should be directed to the Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or by emailing email@example.com.
If the organization under which applications for CME credit will be submitted does not have an existing AAFP Credit System CME provider account, a request to create a new provider account, along with a one-time fee, must be submitted so the Credit System can assess the organization’s eligibility and if appropriate, establish a new account. The following information is required in the New Provider Form:
Once you are ready to access the New Provider form, click here. (If you are only offering ALSO or BLSO courses, then please complete this request form instead.)
Log in to your AAFP CME Provider Dashboard to complete your application. Once logged in, you will see your dashboard, which lists all applications for which you are the application owner.
To apply for AAFP CME credit, CME providers must follow the below steps to submit an online credit application.
1. Select one of three pathways: Simple, Advanced, or ALSO/BLSO. (The application pathway is determined based upon the structure and design of a CME provider’s educational content.)
2. Enter activity level details.
3. Add a session, or sessions, with the appropriate session format(s) and session level details.
4. Submit and pay for the application. View fees.