The AOA now offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for CME provided directly or through joint providership.
The AOA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to certify education and issue CME credit to physicians. The AOA’s Division of Physician Education and CME is charged with ensuring that CME programming delivered by the AOA is evidence-based, relevant to clinicians’ needs and independent of commercial influence.
In addition to AOA Category 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B credit, the AOA now offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for CME provided directly or through joint providership with its constituencies. ACCME defines joint providership as the offering of a CME activity by one or more accredited and one or more non-accredited organizations. All joint providership CME activities must be consistent with the AOA’s CME mission and comply with ACCME standards.
To serve the needs of osteopathic physicians by continually striving to offer educational programs that explore the latest clinical advances and developments in medicine, refine physician skills, deepen physicians’ understanding of the osteopathic medical profession, meet ongoing certification requirements and improve patient care.
Select an option below to learn more about the AOA Joint Providership Program and its requirements. To ensure you have the most current information and documents, we recommend you visit this page each time you apply for joint providership of a program. Please review the Education Plan Guidebook in its entirety prior to submitting your online application.
Jan. 25, 2021 – View this memo on AOA Joint Providership Program Changes to Accommodate the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
Follow the steps below to submit your application for joint providership:
Your organization is responsible for meeting all deadlines and submitting required materials. Automatic email reminders are a courtesy provided by the AOA. Late fees may be assessed for documents that are not submitted on time.
In order to be considered for joint providership with the AOA, the interested organization must meet all of the following requirements:
NOTE: ACCME does not permit ineligible entities to be joint providers. ACCME defines an ineligible entity as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. Providers of clinical service directly to patients are not considered to be ineligible entities, unless the provider of clinical service is owned or controlled by an ACCME-defined ineligible entity. Further information is provided on the ACCME website.
The following CME activities are eligible for joint providership:
The following mandatory templates must be used to submit information for the Joint Providership Program application.
The following resources provide additional information to support the application process:
Please use the online payment processor to submit your Joint Provider fees:
You will receive an emailed receipt once payment is processed.