• Quality Control

    How long do we have to keep documentation about a CME activity on file?

    The AAFP requires the CME provider to retain all documentation associated with the CME activity for at least one year after the activity ends. It is recommended to retain evidence of learner participation for up to ten years in the event a learner is audited by a medical regulator.

    Does the AAFP conduct CME activity audits?

    Yes. The AAFP conducts three types of audits: 

    Random: Help to ensure compliance with AAFP Credit System rules, including the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support.

    Complaint: Conducted when the AAFP is made aware of concerns (e.g. feedback from the learners) about any activity that has been awarded AAFP Prescribed or Elective credit.

    Live: May be performed on any activity that has been awarded AAFP Prescribed or Elective credit.

    Learn more about activity audits.