• FP Essentials FAQs

    How much CME credit can I earn by using FP Essentials?

    Each monthly edition of FP Essentials is approved for up to 5 AAFP Prescribed credits.

    How long do I have to complete each FP Essentials edition for credit?

    You have 2 years from the date of publication (each edition is published on or near the 15th of the month) to complete each quiz online. NOTE: You will receive CME credit for the year in which each quiz is completed online.

    How is CME credit recorded?

    The American Academy of Family Physicians maintains a database of all FP Essentials subscriber credits. FP Essentials quizzes must be completed online. AAFP members will have their credits automatically posted to their Academy CME transcript.

    Which topics are covered?

    FP Essentials uses a 9-year curriculum divided into three 3-year curriculum cycles. The overall distribution of topics is matched to that on the American Board of Family Medicine Certification exams.

    Once a curriculum cycle is completed, a topic maybe repeated in the next cycle, but clinical information is new each time a topic is published. 

    Can FP Essentials help me with board review?

    FP Essentials is a great way to stay prepared for the ABFM Certification exam. Editions follow a three-year clinical topic cycle designed to complement the exam format. View additional AAFP board certification CME.

    How many CME credits do I need?

    Review AAFP Active Membership details regarding annual CME requirements.