AAFP Credit System News

Stay up to date on the ever-changing environment of CME!

Learn how the AAFP Credit System is involved in making the jobs of CME providers easier so they can continue providing quality education for family physicians and other members of the health care team.


New Credit Application Launching Spring/Summer 2020

CME providers have been asking for a streamlined credit application, a more easily navigated dashboard, and other system enhancements through surveys and focus groups. The AAFP Credit System took that feedback to heart as it created a new and improved credit application. The new credit application, launching in spring/summer 2020, features:

  • A simple pathway, an advanced pathway, and an ALSO/BLSO pathway. (Gone are the days of sorting through six plus activity and sub-activity types to try to figure out which application to complete.)
  • The CME Provider Dashboard will have a similar layout but has been revamped to include a highly requested search box that will more easily allow providers to locate their applications.
  • The Activity Summary page has been upgraded as well and now features an estimated review by date, allows providers to more easily locate invoices, and edit certain fields, such as session location and marketing information, at any time.

View list of new application benefits and other “need to know” details.(1 page PDF)

More resources for the new application will be provided in 2020. In the meantime, if you’re wanting to learn more about the new system, or get a sneak peek look at it, mark your calendars for the January 21 webinar occurring at 2 p.m. CST.

For providers that submit ALSO/BLSO credit applications, resources will be provided at a later date.


On January 22, 2019, The Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) released a call for feedback on the Standards for Commercial Support (the Standards). The Standards are designed to ensure independence in CME activities and have been adopted by the AAFP Credit System as part of its eligibility requirements.

This letter to the ACCME(3 page PDF) includes recommendations from the AAFP on proposed changes to the Standards. These recommendations are based on feedback from chapters, CME provider organizations, and members, as well as staff experience reviewing and auditing thousands of AAFP accredited educational sessions against the standards.  

We will continue to keep CME providers informed of progress and next steps.