Activity Type Descriptions
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
Activity types prefixed with AMA include both AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and ACEP Category I Credit and include:
- Course (C) – A course is a live CME activity where the learner participates in person. A course is planned as an individual event. If a course is held multiple times for multiple audiences, then each instance is reported as a separate activity. Examples: annual meeting, conference, seminar.
- Enduring Material (EM) – An enduring material is a printed, recorded, or computer-presented CME activity that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes a planned activity. In an enduring material the provider creates the content. When reporting the number of physician and non-physician participants for an internet enduring material activity, you should count all learners who completed all or a portion of the activity and whose participation can be verified in some manner. Examples: print product, CD.
- Internet Enduring Material (IEM) – An internet enduring material activity is available when the physician participant chooses to complete it. It is “enduring,” meaning that there is not just one time on one day to participate in it. Rather, the participant determines when he/she participates. When reporting the number of physician and non-physician participants for an internet enduring material activity, you should count all learners who completed all or a portion of the activity and whose participation can be verified in some manner. Examples: online interactive educational module, recorded presentation, podcast.
- Internet Live (IL) – An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in an auditorium. Once the event has taken place, learners may no longer participate in that activity. Example: webcast, webinar.
ACEP Category I Credit
Types prefixed with ACEP only include ACEP Category I Credit.
ACEP reviews continuing medical education activities with content directly related to the Clinical Model of Emergency Medicine for ACEP Category I Credit. In order to be considered, activities must be approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM by an ACCME accredited provider.