UpToDate is accredited and recognized as a continuing education resource by colleges, associations, and authorities from around the world. If your local authority is not listed below, please contact UpToDate (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
United States of America
UpToDate is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
American Medical Association
UpToDate designates this Internet point-of-care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
There is no limit to the number of Internet point-of-care cycles that physicians may complete using UpToDate.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
This point-of-care activity, UpToDate, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins October 31, 2015. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 50.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.5 hours of Category I credit for completing each Internet point-of-care learning cycle.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
UpToDate is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number: 051212. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.
For each hour of participation with the program, NPs can claim 1.0 contact hour. UpToDate automatically tracks the time you spend using the service.
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 30 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned up to 0.50 cognate credit per Internet point-of-care learning cycle.
There is no limit to the number of Internet point-of-care learning cycles that physicians may complete using UpToDate.
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
UpToDate has been approved by the American Osteopathic Association for unlimited AOA Category 2-B credit.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Medical Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, UpToDate has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity, applying exclusively to the general MOC-CME requirement for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II CME Activity
American Board of Allergy and Immunology
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Credits earned from use of UpToDate may fulfill Part 2 CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery MOC Program.
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
Time spent participating in UpToDate may be entered into the ACEM CPD program in the category: Self-directed learning. Each hour engaged may be claimed.
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
Time spent reading UpToDate may be claimed on the basis of 1 core point per hour in the Self-directed Learning category of the ACRRM Professional Development Program.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
RACP Fellows who read UpToDate are eligible to claim 1 credit per hour toward Category 6 requirements of the RACP MyCPD Program.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Time spent reading UpToDate may be claimed on the basis of 2 points per hour in the Self Recorded Activities category of the RACGP QI&CPD Program.
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
Time spent reading UpToDate may be claimed on the basis of 1 point per hour in the Self-Education category of the RANZCOG CPD Program.
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP)
Time spent researching clinical topics on UpToDate may be claimed, on the basis of 1 point per hour spent, in the Continuing Medical Education category as individual planned learning. To claim these credits, an RNZCGP Learning Reflection form must be completed and saved for your records.
Psychiatrists and Surgeons
To claim points for this activity, please refer to the CPD requirement of your relevant organization.
Austrian Academy of Physicians
The Austrian Academy of Physicians of the Austrian Medical Chamber recognizes programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Physicians may submit their credits earned from UpToDate toward their DFP e-learning requirements. One credit earned from UpToDate is equal to 1 DFP point.
National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI)
The Accrediteringsstuurgroep/Groupe de direction d'accréditation of the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI) recognizes programs that offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians may submit their credits earned from UpToDate toward their CME/CPD requirements. Each learning cycle accumulates 0.5 credits and there is no limit to the number of UpToDate credits that can be submitted toward requirements.
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ Certified Self-Learning Credit per Internet point-of-care learning cycle.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Use of UpToDate may be recorded on the basis of .5 credits per activity in Section 2 (Scanning) of the Royal College Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.
Hong Kong College of Physicians (HKCP)
Use of UpToDate may be claimed on the basis of 0.5 points per internet point of care learning cycle activity of Active CME/CPD. A maximum of 60 points per 3-year cycle may be submitted.
Certificates from the ACCME-accredited activity UpToDate are recognized by the Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies in Ireland and can be recorded as External CPD. Each learning cycle accumulates 0.5 credits.
Age.na.s National ECM Program (National Commission for Continuing Education/National Agency for Regional Health Services)
Credits earned from the use of UpToDate (Foreign Provider) may be submitted to your college/professional association and will be recognized at 50% of the credit awarded and be incorporated into your ECM record. Of the 150 credits clinicians need over a 3-yr period, half of the credits can come from Foreign Providers. For credits to be acknowledged by your college/professional association, please submit both your credit certificate and activity log. For more information, refer to the official Age.na.s regulations: http://ape.agenas.it/ecm/normativa.aspx and http://ape.agenas.it/provider/documenti-provider.aspx.
Japan Primary Care Association (JPCA)
The Japan Primary Care Association recognizes UpToDate as a provider of Internet point-of-care learning and will accept 0.2 points for each Internet point-of-care cycle completed for up to 10 points over the 5 year certification period. UpToDate will award 0.5 points for each learning cycle completed. It will be up to the participant and the JPCA to make the necessary conversion to 0.2 points.
Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization (KIMS)
The Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization (KIMS) recognizes the ACCME-accredited program UpToDate as a Category 2 Distance-Learning Provider. Participants can earn up to 5 credits per day and use credits earned to meet up to 40% of their Maintenance of Professional Competence (MPC) licensing requirements.
Colegio de Medicina Interna de México A.C. (CMIM)
The Colegio de Medicina Interna de México A.C. recognizes UpToDate as a source of information and analysis that leads to optimum clinical practice, and is in line with the CMIM objectives for continuous education in Internal Medicine. For time spent consulting UpToDate, participants will accrue up to 10 minutes per topic per visit. Certificates generated by UpToDate are fully recognized by CMIM and may in turn be submitted to Consejo Mexicano de Medicina Interna, A.C. as CME activities for recertification purposes at the point value set by their current statutes.
Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Obstetricia y Ginecología, A.C. (FEMECOG) and Colegio Mexicano de Especialistas en Ginecología y Obstetricia, A.C. (COMEGO)
The Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Obstetricia y Ginecología, A.C. and Colegio Mexicano de Especialistas en Ginecología y Obstetricia, A.C. recognize UpToDate as a provider of continuing medical education on the premise that consults to UpToDate content provide clinicians needed updates and knowledge for optimum clinical practice. For time spent consulting UpToDate, you will accrue up to 10 minutes per topic per visit. You may request a certificate from UpToDate which may in turn be submitted to Consejo Mexicano de Ginecología y Obstetricia, A.C. for recertification purposes at the point value set by their current statutes.
Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB)
The Oman Medical Specialty Board recognizes UpToDate as a Category II online activity for 0.5 credit per hour of reading.
Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP)
Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners recognizes UpToDate as a Category 2: Self-directed learning activities: Clinical Practice for 0.5 credits per hour of reading for healthcare professionals provided there is appropriate documentation.
Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS)
UpToDate is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. Time spent reading UpToDate may be claimed towards CME on the basis of 1 hour of learning equals 1 credit. SCFHS will accept a maximum of 10 credit hours earned from use of UpToDate by each health care practitioner per year during her/his re-registration period.
Singapore Medical Council (SMC)
The Singapore Medical Council recognizes UpToDate as a Category 3A online provider. Doctors may submit CME credit claims for up to 10 CME points per 2-year qualifying period (QP) for their participation in UpToDate toward Renewal of Practising Certificates.
Singapore Pharmacy Council (SPC)
The Singapore Pharmacy Council recognizes UpToDate as a Category 3A online provider. Pharmacists may submit credit claims earned from UpToDate for up to 35 CPE points per 2-year qualifying period (QP) for their Renewal of Practising Certificates. Please attach the documentation including detailed activity log and CME certificate in the submission.
Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
Credits earned while using UpToDate may be used toward the Health Professions Council of South Africa's Continuing Professional Development program. Each UpToDate learning cycle accumulates 0.5 credits and may be recorded as 0.5 Level 2 CEUs in the Individual Activity Record.
Turkish Medical Association (TMA)
UpToDate is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The Turkish Medical Association recognizes programs accredited by the ACCME. Physicians may submit AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their TMA CME/CPD personal board certification requirements. There is no limit to the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ that can be used toward TMA requirements.
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
The Dubai Health Authority recognizes UpToDate as an Internet point-of-care (iPOC) activity for 0.5 CPD Points per learning cycle for healthcare professionals. There is no limit to the number of Internet point-of-care learning cycles that healthcare professionals may complete using UpToDate.
Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD)
The Health Authority Abu Dhabi recognizes CME programs which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Therefore, physicians may submit credits earned from UpToDate to fulfill Category 1 HAAD Continuing Education requirements.
While you are preparing for appraisal or revalidation with your personal development plans, or teaching plans for your junior doctors, you can rely on UpToDate to help show that you are keeping your knowledge and skills current and learning about the latest, evidence-based developments in your specialty. UpToDate automatically tracks your usage and allows you to print an activity log of topics researched to be used as documentation to fulfill practice requirements and the personal credit component.
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
UpToDate meets the criteria for RCGP Educational Accreditation. Time spent reading clinical topics may be claimed towards GPs continuing professional development (CPD) on the basis of 1 hour of learning activity, accompanied by a reflective record, equating to 1 learning CPD credit.
Mutual recognition between the AMA and UEMS-EACCME®
The UEMS-EACCME and the AMA signed an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credits between Europe and the USA whereby European physicians can earn ECMECs by completing e-learning programs from accredited providers from the United States that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 1 ECMEC is equivalent to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The UEMS-EACCME has agreements with the following countries therefore physicians from these countries may apply CME credits earned from UpToDate to their country requirements: