Countries And Associations That Recognize

Countries And Associations That Recognize AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Which countries will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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)


What reciprocal agreements exist?

The AAFP and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, or CFPC, have a bilateral reciprocal certification agreement whereby: CME activities held across the Canada - U.S. border are certified according to the nationality of the primary target audiences regardless of where the providers are located. CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD activity certified by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits.

Canadian Medical Association Provisions for US/Canadian reciprocal credits - Bilateral reciprocal accreditation agreements exist between the Canadian Medical Association and the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.


What are the regulations/stipulations/limitations?

Please check with your local medical boards to confirm that the credits will be valid for you.

Learners must contact their accrediting body to complete the conversion process


Agreements between the AAFP and other local organizations

  • AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the following organizations:
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)
  • American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM)
  • American Board of Urology (ABU)


Agreement between the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the ACCME

The AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


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