What types of CME/CE/CPD credit are available?

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Users can receive CME/CE/CPD credit as follows:

  • MDs/DOs — For using UpToDate, you earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ that you can apply toward your licensing requirements.
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has approved as ACEP Category I credit. You may earn up to 30 credits of ACEP Category I credit over a three-year period.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has approved as ACOG cognate credit.
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has approved as AAFP Prescribed credit. You may earn 20 Prescribed credits per year using UpToDate.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has approved as AAP credit. You may earn up to 50 AAP credits per year using UpToDate.
  • Physician Assistants — According to AMA policy, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ can be awarded only to physicians (MDs and DOs). For using UpToDate, you receive a certificate of participation that you can use to document your activity. The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts this documentation toward the AAPA Category I CME requirement.
  • Physicians of Osteopathic Medicine — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has approved as AOA Category 2-B credit.
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) — For using UpToDate, you earn AANP contact hours. You can accrue up to 10 minutes of credit per topic per visit, which will result in 0.167 contact hours (minimum certificate award must be at least 15 minutes of learning or 0.25 contact hours).
  • Time-based tracking (ACRRM, RACGP, RACP, RANZCOG, RNZCGP) — For using UpToDate, you receive a log of time spent reviewing topics. This usage can be applied toward your country-specific licensing requirements.
  • Austria (DFP) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which is recognized by the Austrian Academy of Physicians of the Austrian Medical Chamber and may be submitted toward DFP e-learning requirements. One credit earned from UpToDate is equal to 1 DFP point.
  • Belgium, National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance – For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which is recognized by the Accrediteringsstuurgroep/Groupe de direction d'accréditation of the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI). You may submit these credits toward your 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.
  • Sociedade Brasileira de Nefrologia (SBN) – For using UpToDate, you receive a log of time spent reviewing topics (up to 10 minutes per topic per visit) and a certificate, which may be submitted to the SBN and Brazilian Medical Association toward licensure. Time spent reading UpToDate may be claimed towards EMC (continuing medical education) on the basis of 1 hour of reading equals 1 point of learning. The BSN and Brazilian Medical Association will accept a maximum of 5.5 points earned from use of UpToDate per year.
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) — For using UpToDate, you receive CFPC Mainpro+ Certified Self-Learning Credit that you can apply toward your program requirements. This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ Certified Self-Learning Credit per Internet point-of-care learning cycle. There is no limit to the number of Internet point-of-care cycles that physicians may complete using UpToDate. For more Mainpro+ information and FAQ’s please visit the CFPC website: http://www.cfpc.ca/Mainpro+_FAQs/.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ including a detailed activity log. This activity can be applied toward your program requirements for Section 2 (Scanning) of the Royal College Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
  • Ecuador, Colegio Médico de Pichincha - For using UpToDate, you receive a log of time spent reviewing topics (up to 10 minutes per topic per visit) and a certificate, which may be submitted to your specialty accreditation body. Time spent reading UpToDate may be claimed towards continuing education on the basis of 1 hour of reading equals 1 point of learning.
  • European Physicians — You can use credits earned from UpToDate toward your specific country requirements. The UEMS-EACCME® and AMA signed an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credits between Europe and the USA whereby European physicians can earn ECMEC®s 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™. Click here for a list of countries participating in UEMS-EACCME.
  • Hong Kong College of Physicians – For using UpToDate, you may claim 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.
  • Ireland (Professional Competence) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which is recognized by the Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies in Ireland and can be recorded as External CPD. Each learning cycle accumulates 0.5 credits.
  • Italy, Age.na.s National ECM Program (National Commission for Continuing Education/National Agency for Regional Health Services) – Credits earned from UpToDate (Foreign Provider) can be used toward ECM requirements and submitted to your college and/or professional organization. UpToDate credits will be recognized at 50% of the credit awarded and will be incorporated into your ECM record. Of the 150 credits clinicians need over a 3-year period, half can come from Foreign Providers such as UpToDate. Please be aware that for your credits to be acknowledged by your college or professional organization, you must 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) — For using UpToDate, you earn CPD credits which can be applied to the CPD requirements of the Japan Primary Care Association. UpToDate will award. 0.5 credits 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) For using UpToDate, you will receive a credit certificate which can be used to fulfill Category 2 Distance-Learning requirements of the Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization. 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) — For using UpToDate, you receive a log of time spent reviewing topics (up to 10 minutes per topic per visit) and a certificate, which may be submitted to CMIM during your recertification process.
  • Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Obstetricia y Ginecología, A.C. (FEMECOG) and Colegio Mexicano de Especialistas en Ginecología y Obstetricia, A.C. (COMEGO) — For using UpToDate, you receive a log of time spent reviewing topics (up to 10 minutes per topic per visit) and a certificate, which may be submitted to FEMECOG or COMEGO during your recertification process.
  • Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) — For using UpToDate, you earn CPD credits approved by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners. These credits can be applied to your licensure requirements. UpToDate is recognized 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 (SCHS) — For using UpToDate, you receive a log of time spent reviewing topics and a certificate, which may be submitted to SCFHS to fulfill annual CME requirements. Time spent reading UpToDate may be claimed towards CME on the basis of 1 hour of reading topics equals 1 credit. SCFHS will only accept 10 CME hours per year earned from use of UpToDate by each physician during her/his registration period. When processing your UpToDate CME usage, please group your credits into one certificate to be printed and submitted to SCFHS. Any certificates of less than 1 CME hour will not be accepted by the SCFHS.
  • Singapore Medical Council (SMC) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ including a detailed activity log and CME certificate. This activity can be applied toward your Category 3A (online activity) credit claims.
  • Singapore Pharmacy Council (SPC) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ including a detailed activity log and CME certificate. This activity can be applied toward your Category 3A (online activity) credit claims. 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 activity log and CME certificate in the submission.
  • Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) — For using UpToDate, you may submit your credits earned the HPCSA'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) – For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which is recognized by the Turkish Medical Association and may be submitted toward your CME/CPD personal board certification requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits earned from UpToDate that can be used toward TMA requirements.
  • UAE, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) — For using UpToDate, you earn CPD credit points approved by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). This can be applied to your DHA licensure requirements and may be recognized by other licensing bodies in the UAE, Gulf Cooperation Council states, and worldwide.
  • UAE, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory (DHCR) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which is recognized by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCR) and may be claimed towards continuing professional development (CPD) on the basis of 0.5 CPD credit for each point of care learning cycle completed including a reflective record.
  • UAE, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) — For using UpToDate, you receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which is recognized by the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD). Physicians may submit credits earned from UpToDate to fulfill Category 1 HAAD Continuing Education requirements.
  • UK, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) — According to RCGP Guide to the Credit-Based system for CPD time spent reading UpToDate clinical topics can count towards learning credits, as long as learning is demonstrated through a reflective note. Written reflection on learning can be done either as part of the UpToDate evaluation or as part of GPs' CPD recording. GPs are encouraged to try to demonstrate implementation of learning in practice, in which case credits can be doubled.