CME CME Guide Reporting CME

Reporting CME

2019-21 CME Guide

CME Guide outlines policies for reporting CME activities

Osteopathic CME is automatically reported to the AOA. Learn what you need to do to report CME from other sources.

CME Policy Updates

The new standards eliminate the requirement for specialty-specific CME. Each individual certifying board has set its own CME standards for osteopathic continuous certification. In addition, 120 hours of CME per cycle is now required for diplomates holding non-time-limited certification.

Also, changes were made to the types of CME credit awarded for specific activities. CME will now be awarded for:

  • Residency and fellowship
  • Exams taken for the purpose of initial board certification
  • Unlimited hours of standardized life support classes

From the CME Guide:

Reporting CME

Reporting of osteopathic CME credit is the responsibility of the accredited AOA Category 1 sponsor. The AOA will not accept credits for such activities directly from a physician. AOA Category 1 CME sponsors have 90 days after the program to submit CME credits.

You will need to report CME earned from an ACCME-accredited provider for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AAFP CME programs. A certificate of attendance must be provided to the AOA Department of Client and Member Services at crc@osteopathic.org indicating the total number of hours attended. Transcripts from other institutions, such as hospitals, CME trackers, etc., will also be accepted if it contains the total number of hours. All submissions should include your name and AOA ID number.

CME Questions

Visit the AOA’s CME search for a listing of upcoming live CME and on demand programs. AOA members may also view their CME Activity Report online. See CME Reporting Forms to report CME Activities not automatically reported by AOA-accredited CME sponsors and for special CME requests.

Contact the AOA Department of Client and Member Services at (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262) or crc@osteopathic.org with questions about CME programs, ways to receive credit or questions about a physician’s status, or see the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association (BOS) maintains the right to update this guide as needed. The BOS reserves the right to evaluate all programs and activities on an individual basis to determine the amount of credit granted at its discretion. Physicians are responsible for keeping abreast of the rules and regulations of CME.

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