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Current Concepts Institute (CCI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This accreditation grants CCI the ability to provide AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, through Joint Providership, to non-accredited entities hosting non-commercial, physician-based educational events.

Many societies and credentialing bodies accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as an equivalent as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline.

The AMA established the PRA certificate and the related AMA PRA credit system to recognize physicians who, by participating in CME activities, demonstrate their commitment to staying current with advances in medicine.

Physician Assistants:
“The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.”

NCCPA accepts for Category 1 CME credit activities designated for Category 1 credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioner:
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurse Credentialing:
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME

European Physicians:
European physicians can earn their ECMEC®s by attending live events worldwide that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UESMS-EACCME procedure, and worldwide, except in Europe, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. European physicians can also earn their ECMEC®s by completing e-learning programs from providers from all over the world except in the United States, that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMS-EACCME procedure and from accredited providers from the United States, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Additionally, the following Countries and Regions have reciprocity with the ACCME:

  • Bulgarian Union of Scientific Medical Societies (Bulgaria)
  • Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
  • French National Medical Council (France)
  • Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies (Italy)
  • National CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health (Italy)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Canada)
  • Spanish Accreditation Council for CME (Spain)
  • Bavarian Chamber of Physicians (Germany)

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ represents that the physician has participated in an educational activity, and completed all requirements for such an activity, that is expected to “serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession” as stated in the AMA’s definition of CME.

The purposes for which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is used include meeting CME requirements established by hospital credentialing bodies, state medical boards, medical specialty certifying boards, medical specialty societies, Joint Commission and other organizations. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is the most commonly accepted form of CME credit for physicians and is also the basis for receiving the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

1 credit per hour (in 0.25 increments)

Getting your accredited continuing education is a simple and convenient process. Let’s learn!

  1. Find a course you are interested in.
  2. Click on “Take Course” button.
  3. Review item in cart and proceed to checkout.
  4. Login or Register.
  5. Enter payment details.
  6. Place order.
  7. Select the course from your course account (you can come back at any time to start the course).
  8. Click on video link, watch video lesson, and for accredited CME courses, complete the learning assessment and evaluation.
  9. For accredited CME courses only, download your Accredited Continuing Education Certificate.

Yes. Courses can be purchased and added to “Your Courses” in “My Account”. You can take courses in your account when convenient to your schedule. Just remember to complete prior to the expiration date of the course.

To access a purchased course, Login and go to My Account. All purchased courses will be listed under “Your Courses” tab. Click on the course and begin learning.

From your account page you can access your courses and certificates, view recent orders, manage billing address, and edit password and account details.

After completing an accredited CME course, certificates can be found in “My Account” under “Your Courses”. Click on the certificate icon in the completed course to print and keep for your records.

Course content is only available for a certain time period and will be removed from the website at the expiration date. Courses must be purchased, viewed, and certificate printed prior to this date.

On the main menu, go to Login/Register. Click on “Lost your password?” link under login section. An email will be sent to your email address listed on your account.

If payment is not processing, try using another credit card or contact your credit card company.

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