AAFP Credit System

AAFP Credit System Policies and Criteria


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Contact the AAFP Credit System

(800) 274-2237


The AAFP Credit System

The AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD) governs and provides oversight for the approval of AAFP credit.

To be eligible for AAFP Prescribed credit or AAFP Elective credit, an activity must comply fully with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support and the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) Gifts to Physicians from Industry Opinion 9.6.2.

ACCME Definition of a Commercial Interest

“A commercial interest is considered any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.”

Visit the ACCME website(www.accme.org) for additional information.

Confidentiality Statement

The AAFP Credit System will maintain the confidentiality of CME provider organization information and will use it for the following purposes only:

  • Activity certification and audit processes
  • Sharing of de-identified aggregated information
  • As required by legal process
  • Otherwise with the provider’s permission.

In addition, the AAFP reserves the right to use any information that is or may become publicly available.