Can we use commercial support to pay expenses for a handful of individual learners to defray the costs of attending our activity?

Standard 4 is dedicated to the appropriate management of commercial support.  It clarifies that the provider must not use commercial support to pay for expenses for individual learners or groups of learners in accredited CE (including travel, lodging, honoraria, or personal expenses).  They can, however, use commercial support to offset the cost of the activity/education for all learners.  

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Weekly Compliance Tip

Are we allowed to just use PART of an activity as an example of compliance with a commendation criterion?

Yes – providers can use part of an activity, for example, a regularly scheduled series or…

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