American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

2016-2018 CME Guide

​Category 2-A Credit 

Category 2-A includes formal educational programs that are sponsored by an ACCME accredited provider for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP); approved by an internationally known sponsor acceptable to the CCME, or an AOA-accredited Category 1 CME Sponsor that does not meet the faculty/hours requirement for Category 1-A credit.

​Category 2-B Credit 

Category 2-B credit shall be awarded for the following:

  • The preparation and presentation of scientific exhibits at a county, regional, state or national professional meeting. These presentations and/or preparations are limited to 10 credits per scientific exhibit.

  • Home study courses; viewing non-osteopathic medical video, audio or online CME courses.

  • Journal-type CME on the Internet.

  • Faculty development; physician administrative training; quality assessment programs; observations at medical centers; and CME courses in medical economics.

  • Participation in recertification examinations or examinations for certificate(s) of added qualification sponsored by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Credit for this activity is limited to 15 credit hours per CME cycle.

  • Five credit hours may be granted for each medical textbook(s) read. To obtain CME credit, documentation such as correspondence may be provided to the AOA Department of Client and Member Services providing the name of the medical text book(s) read.

  • One-half (0.5) hour of CME credit may be granted for each medical journal read.


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