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Published: December 8, 2021

What you need to know: Insufficient CME and End-of-Year Reporting

In November, the AAFP sent letters to members who are due for re-election on December 31, 2021, who still have not reported sufficient CME. The letters reminded members that they need to earn and report their CME by December 31 to maintain AAFP membership. You must have earned your hours by December 31, 2021, but have until March 2, 2022 to report. Don’t put it off though! 

As previously announced, the AAFP Board of Directors approved the elimination of the live credit requirement. Additionally, the eligible CME credits for the learning acquired through preparing for the one-day ABFM/AOA certification/recertification exam have increased from 25 to 30 and will now qualify as Prescribed credits rather than Elective. The AAFP online system has been updated to reflect these changes.

There are a number of activities that you may not realize count for CME credit:

  • Do you precept or teach a medical student, nursing student, or other health professions learner? If so, you can report that activity for 20 Prescribed credits each year for a maximum of 60 Prescribed credits.
  • Most life support courses (e.g., ALSO, ACLS, ATLS, BLS, NALS, PALS) count toward Prescribed credit.
  • Completing journal quizzes from AFP or FPM is another convenient way to earn Prescribed credit. Credit is awarded on the date of the successful completion of an assessment or quiz.
  • ABFM’s COVID-19 Self-Directed Performance in Practice (PIP) activity earns MOC credit and 20 AAFP Prescribed credits. Most family physicians made unprecedented and rapid changes that can be documented for this credit. Go to MyABFM Portfolio for information.

Earn CME Credit today with CAFP:

Here are some reminders and tips:

Please note: Credit for AAFP self-study CME like AFP, FPM, and FP Essentials™ is awarded on the date of the successful completion of an assessment or quiz. The CME for these activities must be earned by December 31 for the credits to apply to the current cycle.

Thank you for your continued membership and don’t hesitate to contact AAFP at aafp@aafp.org or (800) 274-2237. AAFP staff are happy to help you report your CME and answer any questions you may have.

**AAFP.org will be down for scheduled maintenance from 5 p.m. Dec. 10 – 9 p.m. Dec. 12.**

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