AMA Changes Criteria for CME Credits

| May 19, 2011

Courtesy of CAP:

Effective July 1, 2011, the American Medical Association (AMA) requires all continuing medical education (CME) qualifying for AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ to have a scored assessment that all participants must pass before claiming CME credit. Access information about AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and requirements at or contact the AMA directly at

Learn what the CAP is doing to help our members affected by the upcoming AMA criteria change for CME credit:

  • CAP Education has added assessments to its AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME qualifying education programs to comply with this requirement, and it offers participants up to three attempts to pass.
  • The new requirement applies to all enduring educational materials, such as print and online programs. It applies only to education programs released after July 1, 2011, and it is not retroactive to completed programs or those in progress that are released before July 1, 2011.
  • CAP Education has placed a notice on the registration page of each education course subject to this change, as well as a statement of this change on the information page of each program that is subject to this requirement.

The College is making great efforts to notify CAP members of this change prior to July 1, 2011.

For more information, please visit the AMA site describing AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ and actual requirements at

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