All of the other courses may qualify for Category 2 CME Credits from both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The pertinent guidelines for each association are described below. A link to the guidelines is included. Each course offers Certificates of Completion which can be printed for documentation.
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)
The American Medical Association (AMA) defines category II as all educational activities not designated category I that:
Physician-Designated Category II
Learning experiences that are not designated category I and are not included in the reading requirement can be claimed for category II hours, including:
How do physicians claim AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™?
The physician should self-claim credit for appropriate AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ activities and document the activity title or description, subject or content area, date(s) of participation and number of credits claimed. Physicians may not claim AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ for an activity for which the physician has claimed AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Each physician is responsible for maintaining a record of their AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™.
Documentation of credit earned
How are CME credits tracked for physicians? There is no centralized tracking of AMA PRA credits. Each accredited CME provider is required to keep records of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians who participate in their activities for six years from the date of completion of the activity. Because credits may be obtained from a variety of accredited CME providers, physicians should maintain a record of their CME credits from all sources. AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ is not awarded by accredited CME providers or by the AMA. Physicians self-designate and document participation in activities that may qualify for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™. Physicians should keep in mind the credit requirements of various entities when deciding how long to keep records of their CME activities. Licensing boards, medical specialty certifying boards, hospital medical staff and other may have different reporting requirements.
AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION (AOA)
Category 2-B credit also shall be awarded for the following:
The form to report your AOA CME activity can be found at:
This form, along with the completion certificate can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the contact information provided.
Please check with your certifying board regarding Educational Credits.
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