Weekly Compliance Tips

Are there types of activities that do NOT quality for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit?

Yes.  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit may not be claimed for learning which is "incidental to the regular professional activities or practice of a physician".  Examples of this kind of learning include:

  • Clinical experience
  • Charity or mission work
  • Surveying
  • Serving on a committee, council task force, board, house of delegate or other professional workgroup
  • Passing examinations that are not integrated with a certified activity

For more information on AMA PRA activities, please visit this site.


If my organization wants to comply with Commendation Criteria 25, how much do health professions students need to be involved as planners and/or faculty?

As in many of the commendation categories, the ACCME gives the provider room to be creative in their design of activities that meet learners' needs while engaging health professions students as planners and faculty for CME activities.  There is no prescribed amount of involvement required to satisfy this criterion.

Additionally, the ACCME has clarified that in Criterion 25, "students of the health professions" refers not only to medical students or residents, but also to students from ANY health profession.


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Are there types of activities that do NOT qualify for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit?     

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