Accreditation FAQs

Does the UEMS-EACCME® have mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association (AMA) for e-learning materials?

Yes. The UEMS-EACCME has mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association (AMA) for live and e-learning materials. European physicians in countries that recognize the EACCME can earn their ECMEC’s by completing e-learning programs from accredited providers based in the United States, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Click here to read to ensure this applies to you.

Can Naturopathic doctors earn and utilize Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) credits?

Yes. Naturopathic doctors can use Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited CME in most states to fulfill their continuing education requirements. Please check at: https://fnmra.org/

Is ACPE credit accepted by all Provincial Colleges of Pharmacy in Canada? How do Canadian pharmacists claim Provincial Colleges of Pharmacy credit?

Yes, ACPE credit is accepted by all of the Provincial Colleges of Pharmacy. If an activity is an enduring activity that originates in the US and is not targeted solely to Canadians, Canadian pharmacists can utilize ACPE credit.

As a first step, Canadian pharmacy professionals need to create an NABP e-profile where you can access CPE Monitor™. To create an NABP e-profile, a pharmacist or pharmacy technician not licensed in the US will need to complete the Non-United States Pharmacist Waiver Form as part of their profile. When completing an activity with CME Outfitters, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must enter their NABP e-profile ID number and date of Birth (MM/DD) when prompted during the evaluation in order for CME Outfitters to send credit to the CPE Monitor™ system.

The CPE Monitor™ system will direct electronic data from ACPE-accredited providers to ACPE and then to NABP, ensuring that CPE credit is officially verified by the providers. Once NABP receives this information, pharmacist and pharmacy technicians can log in to their NABP profile to access information about their CPE activities. Printed copies of the certificates generated by CPE Monitor™ will serve as the record of professional development (PD) activities should the College request information from the pharmacist during a PD Audit or other information request.

For the most current information, go to NABP Monitor or the Provincial Colleges of Pharmacy.

Will other countries accept ACPE credit for pharmacists?

Pharmacists should check with their individual licensing board in the country they are licensed to know if their licensing board will accept ACPE credit from ACPE accredited providers located in the United States. International pharmacists wishing to claim ACPE credit must have an NABP e-profile number and a CPE Monitor™ account in order to successfully claim ACPE credit. All official statements of credit come from CPE Monitor™.

To create an NABP e-profile, a pharmacist or pharmacy technician not licensed in the US will need to complete the Non-United States Pharmacist Waiver Form as part of their profile. When completing an activity with CME Outfitters, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must enter their NABP e-profile ID number and date of Birth (MM/DD) when prompted during the evaluation in order for CME Outfitters to send credit to the CPE Monitor™ system.

The CPE Monitor™ system will direct electronic data from ACPE-accredited providers to ACPE and then to NABP, ensuring that CPE credit is officially verified by the providers. Once NABP receives this information, pharmacist and pharmacy technicians can log in to their NABP profile to access information about their CPE activities. Printed copies of the certificates generated by CPE Monitor™ will serve as the record of professional development (PD) activities should the College request information from the pharmacist during a PD Audit or other information request.

For the most current information, go to NABP Monitor

What does NABP e-Profile ID Unverified mean?

After entering your NABP e-Profile ID and Birthday information into our system, we automatically reach out to NABP to verify your information. There could be two reasons why our system would display that your NABP e-Profile ID is unverified:

1. The information in your CMEO profile does not match the information within your NABP e-Profile account.
2. If you have just signed up for your NABP e-Profile ID, it may take up to 24 hours to become verified within our system.

You can modify your NABP e-Profile ID information within the CMEO website by hovering over Account and clicking on Professional Profile.

Maintenance of Certification

What Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit does CME Outfitters offer?

CME Outfitters offers courses that meet the criteria for MOC Part II for a number of specialty boards throughout the year. Most courses offer MOC for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Other boards featured recently include:
• American Board of Anesthesiology
• American Board of Family Medicine
• American Board of Ophthalmology
• American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
• American Board of Pathology
• American Board of Pediatrics
• American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
• American Board of Surgery

Check the individual activity course information prior to beginning the activity to see what MOC credit the course may offer.

How do I claim MOC Part II credit?

Each board has slightly different requirements in order to claim MOC Part II credit. For the most part, as long as your profile with CMEO is complete and you actively engage with the content, MOC will not be difficult to claim.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM):
In order to claim ABIM credit, learners must…

To enter your ABIM Diplomate ID number and birthdate within the CMEO website by hovering over Account and clicking on Professional Profile. By providing your ID number and birthdate, you give CMEO permission to submit your credit to the ABIM on your behalf.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN):
• Diplomates are required to complete an average of 30 specialty and/or subspecialty CME credits per year, averaged over three years.
• CME can be ANY Category 1 credits relevant to one’s field of practice.

Diplomates choose their own CME activities. CME activities do not need to be ABPN approved.
• At least eight CME per year, averaged over three years, must involve ABPN-approved Self-Assessment activities.
• CME activities completed for one specialty/subspecialty will satisfy the requirement for another specialty/subspecialty.

Acceptable CME credits are Category 1 CME accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Category 1A CME accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or Category 1 CME accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

See the ABPN CME website for more information.

Guidelines for Various Licensing Board’s Use of CME Credit:

Case Manager
Commission for Case Manger Certification (CCMC)
The CCMC renewal guide provides directions on submitting CE units. CCMC will accept any CE credit as long as the content you learned is directly related to case management.

Certified Nurse Midwife
American College of Nurse Midwives
The American College of Nurse Midwives has granted reciprocity status for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by providers accredited by the ACCME and relevant to midwifery.

Health Educator
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
Health educators may receive Category II credits from the NCHEC by completing the category II claim form.

Medical Librarian
Medical Library Association/Academy of Health Information Professionals (MLA/AHIP)
MLA/AHIP accepts CME credits from courses provided by ACCME accredited providers for its members to earn points for continuing education (AHIP Points).

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board’s (PNCB) recertification program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to count toward the annual requirement of 15 contact hours. PNCB certificants must enter each individual CME/CE activity as a separate entry on the application/tracker.

Registered Health Information Administrator
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
AHIMA accepts CE from organizations other than AHIMA, provided they qualify as valid continuing education activities and are relevant to health informatics and information management. See page 6 of the Recertification Guide for qualifying activities for details.

Sonographer
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®)`
American Medical Association (AMA) Physicians Recognition Award, Category I CME credits meet the requirements of the ARDMS Accepted Continuing Education Evaluation Model System (AACEEMS) Checklist. ARDMS

European Countries with Mutual Recognition Agreements with EACCME:

The following countries have signed mutual recognition agreements with EACCME and will accept CME Outfitters credit for e-learning activities:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Regione Lombardia
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Armenia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

For additional information, please visit the EACCME website.

Upon successful completion of your CME Outfitters course, please submit your certificate to your national or local medical association.

Additionally, the following European Countries and regions have reciprocity agreements with the ACCME:

Bulgaria:
Bulgarian Union of Scientific Medical Societies

France:
French National Medical Council

Germany:
Bavarian Chamber of Physicians
German Medical Association (Bundersärztekammer):
The GMA recommends that the individual German chambers recognize ACCME accredited providers. Statement from the GMA limits acceptance to in-person CME activities taking place in the USA. Please visit the German Medical Association website for further information.

Italy:
Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies
National CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of health

Spain:
Spanish Accreditation Council for CME

Other Countries around the world:

Kuwait:
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS)
Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD)
The CEPD does not make specific mention of US-based accrediting bodies but does outline how Kuwait-based clinicians may claim foreign credit. Please see the Unified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Regulations for Healthcare Professionals in the GCC States for further information on transferring credit to Kuwait.

Qatar:
Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP)
The QCHP recognizes organizations accredited by the ACCME and ACPE and will accept US-based courses conducted outside of Qatar. Please visit the QCHP website for up-to-date information on transferring your credit to your CPD e-portfolio.


Nursing CEUs
Georgia Board of Nursing – CME Outfitters, LLC is a Rule/Statute Approved Provider through reciprocity with the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#####)
Also – New Mexico, South Carolina, West Virginia

All CNA courses are accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#####)

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