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What does certified CME mean?

Certified means that the CME activity has been planned in accordance with and has documented evidence of meeting the requirements of the ACCME and the AMA.

OCPD certifies hundreds of programs each year, including the following:

  • Live conferences and workshops
  • Performance Improvement
  • Online activities
  • Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) (i.e., Grand Rounds, Case Conference, M & M, Journal Club)
  • Print-based

Contact us today to find out how to certify your CME activity!

On behalf of the School of Medicine and Public Health, the Office of Continuing Professional Development has the responsibility to certify CME activities and designate an appropriate number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credits may be claimed by physicians and other healthcare professionals who verify their attendance and whose licensing or professional requirements accept this credit.



Steps to obtain CME certification for an activity you are planning:

  1. Review OCPD's Application Submission Guidelines.
  2. Complete the CE Pre-Planning Form
  3. Consult with an OCPD staff member to learn about the possibilities for CME certification. Send an email to or visit our staff directory.
  4. Review OCPD's CME Planning Roles & Responsibilities.


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An important service offered by OCPD is its comprehensive Clinical Content Review Service. As an extension of its own CME content validation, this service is offered to other organizations for a fee. The faculty members comprising the service ensure that the content is appropriate to the target audience, that all treatment recommendations reflect the best available evidence and identify potential commercial and other bias. For more information on the Clinical Content Review Service, please contact Danielle Hepting at (608) 265-2269 or