Certification of continuing education activities incurs the following three types of industry-standard fees
- Activity-specific fees
Certification fees are charged to Direct and Joint Sponsors and are due once an activity has been awarded credit. This fee includes:
- File compliance with AMA/ACCME/AGD standards
- Attendee database spreadsheet template
- Upload of the attendee information into the CME/CEU/CDE archive database
- Generate and distribute attendee transcripts
- Archiving of the activity file for 4 years
- Archiving of participant credit files for 6 years
- Presentation and defense of the CME file as requested by ACCME review board
Archiving fees are related to the number of participants attending the activity that have requested credit.
- Per Participant CME/CEU/CDE transcipt fee
- $20 (per person) for all credit types requested
Additional activity-specific fees will be billed after the activity has been completed and all required forms have been received.
- Travel for CEPD staff
- A 15% managment fee assessed for all turn-key CEPD-managed activities
- Postage for mailing transcripts
- FedEx or other supplies
- If required, at least two Continuing Education and Professessional Development (CEPD) staff members (Coordinator and/or Director, AV Technician and Registrar) can be considered complimentary attendees of the conference in order to ensure compliance of the standards of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Staff travel expenses will be billed in accordance with the travel policies approved by the State of Tennessee for state employees. Estimated figures will be given in advance.
Please contact our office for a quote of the certification fees based on your activity's specific needs. Telephone number (865) 305-9190 or email ContinuingEducation@utmck.edu.
Often pharmaceutical and device companies require the accredited provider to apply for the educational grants. If grant applications are requested by the activity director and planning committee, $200 will be assessed for each grant awarded. Grant administration fees provide the following:
- Generate and approve grant application as the CE Provider
- Monitor grant status and provide additional information as requested
- Receipt and process grant check through UT system
- File post-activity financial accounting to granting agency
- Process paperwork that allows disbursement of the funds to the proper account
- File commercial-support information for AMA/ACCME compliance
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Phone - (865) 305-9190
FAX - (865) 305-6823
University of Tennessee
College of Medicine (UTCOM)
CME Mission Statement
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) is committed to improving patient care outcomes for the citizens of Tennessee through continuing medical education efforts that promote lifelong learning for physicians. UTCOM continuing medical education activities will assist physicians in increasing their knowledge and skills to enable measurable results to occur in competence, performance, and patient care outcomes.
UTCOM has established a framework for continuing medical education based on the core competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) efforts. Those competencies include patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. In addition, content is drawn from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Aims including patient care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.
The primary audience of the UTCOM includes its faculty, the medical staffs of its affiliated teaching hospitals, the physicians of Tennessee, and other health care professionals. Beyond its primary audience, the UTCOM plans and conducts continuing medical education activities that attract participants on a regional and national level.
Type of Activities
UTCOM provides a variety of continuing medical education opportunities ranging from primary care to sub-specialty courses, seminars, regularly scheduled series, enduring materials, and performance improvement projects. The educational design and method for each continuing medical education activity is determined by the identified practice gap, content and instructional strategy, and expected results.
The UTCOM accredited program of continuing medical education is focused on fulfilling its mission of improving patient care outcomes for the citizens of Tennessee. While relying on a framework established by the ACGME, ABMS, and IOM, continuing medical education activities are expected to produce measurable results in physician competence, performance, and patient care outcomes. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine recognizes that some outcomes are immediately measurable, while others result from repeated, long-range educational interventions by multiple sources.