CME Requirements for Continuing Membership in the AAFP and FAFP
The following information is provided to clarify CME requirements for the purpose of continuing membership in the AAFP and FAFP. Remember, AAFP and FAFP require joint/unified membership so you must satisfy both requirements to maintain your membership.
CME Requirements for AAFP Membership
150 credits of CME every three calendar years (i.e., within re-election cycle).
The 150 credits must include:
• At least 75 AAFP Prescribed credits.
• The remaining 75 credits may be Prescribed, Elective, or a combination of both.
Credit must be reported in the year credit is earned.
AAFP Prescribed Credits: A CME activity certified for AAFP Prescribed credit means that an application and supporting material were reviewed and approved by AAFP’s CME Credit Systems. The CME activity must be primarily designed for physicians and have an AAFP Active or Life member directly involved in the planning of the activity to ensure the relevance of the content to the specialty of family medicine.
Examples of AAFP Prescribed Credits
AAFP Elective Credits: Activities not individually approved by the AAFP as AAFP Prescribed credit that have been designated as American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credit™ or have been approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) are acceptable as AAFP Elective credit.
Examples of AAFP Elective Credits
CME Requirements for FAFP Membership
12 Florida Prescribed credits which may be included in the 150 hours of CME required for AAFP re-election.
How to satisfy FAFP CME requirements:
Members can satisfy the Florida Prescribed credit hours by completing at least one (1) FAFP CME weekend meeting (in-person or virtual) within the three-year re-election cycle. For a complete list of FL meetings, please visit: https://www.fafp.org/cme-meetings
CME credits earned by members from FAFP CME activities will be reported to AAFP and CEBroker.
Only AAFP/FAFP produced CME will be uploaded into member’s CEBroker account.
To avoid report duplicates, please do not upload an AAFP/FAFP produced CME to CE Broker as FAFP staff will be reporting the credits on your behalf.
If you have additional CME credits not obtained via AAFP/FAFP that you need to report to the AAFP, please consider the following reporting options:
Report your CME online – https://www.aafp.org/cme.html?cmpid=_van_134
Call the AAFP Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 (8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. CT)
Fax your completed CME reporting form to (913) 906-6087 or mail to:
AAFP Member Resource Center
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211-2672
Complete and mail the post-test or quiz from AAFP-produced self-study programs, such as American Family Physician, Family Practice Management, and FP Essentials. CME credit is added to your transcript on the date the post-test or quiz is completed
Types of CME Credit - View the AAFP's CME Credit and FAQs page
Member CME Requirements - Learn about CME requirements for AAFP members
Member Re-election - Learn about the AAFP three-year CME re-election cycle
CEBroker – To create a FREE Basic account and to review the CME previously reported on your behalf, visit: https://cebroker.com/fl/plans
Florida Licensure Renewal Guide for MD & DO
Questions Regarding CME for Members:
Questions or more information regarding AAFP/FAFP CME credit for members, contact Ashleigh Huff (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Membership & Workforce Development.