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About Cme

CAFP sponsors CME/CE credits to physicians and their practice teammates. CAFP is accredited to provide American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award (AMA PRAA) Category 1 TM credit by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. CAFP is proud to have been awarded its second consecutive six-year accreditation with commendation in 2013. CAFP also provides American Academy of Family Physicians Prescribed credit, American Osteopathic Association Category 2 credit, and California Bureau of Registered Nursing credit. Our educational program is overseen by the Committee on Continuing Professional Development and our CME/CPD staff. Any question, comments or concerns can be directed to us at


CAFP’s continuing medical education/continuing professional development mission is to enhance and improve the quality of patient care by maintaining, developing and increasing the competence, knowledge, skills and professional performance of family physicians, their practice teams and other primary care physicians — within California and nationally. International audiences will also have access to internet-based activities.



Learner Bill of Rights

The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) recognizes you are a life-long learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge or skill; and to attain or enhance a desired competency. As part of CAFP’s duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with CAFP includes the following:


content that:

  • Promotes improvements or quality in health care
  • Is current, valid, reliable, accurate and evidence-based
  • Addresses the stated objectives or purpose
  • Is driven and based on independent survey and analysis of learner needs, not commercial interests
  • Has been reviewed for bias and scientific rigor
  • Offers balanced presentations that are free of commercial bias
  • Is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interest of planners and faculty
  • Is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need


a learning environment that:

  • Is based on adult learning principles that support the use of various modalities
  • Supports learners’ abilities to meet their individual needs
  • Respects the learner’s cognitive load limits and need to understand, as well as how to apply the new learning
  • Respects and attends to any special needs of the learners
  • Respects the diversity of groups of learners
  • Is free of promotional, commercial and/or sales activities
  • Offers learners opportunity to ask questions
  • Offers access to materials on demand after the conference


disclosure of:

  • Relevant financial relationships that planners, teachers and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of any activity
  • Commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of all activities


Questions Regarding CME?

Check out the CME FAQ website on AAFP's website. This webpage explains an overview of Prescribed credits, examples of live activities, enduring materials and more!