All educational activites are expected to be planned, implemented, and evaluated in compliance with the ACCME Essential Areas and their Elements and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
Please complete all sections of this Certified Continuing Medical Education Application Form.
The Documentation Checklist will help you keep track of all the forms and information needed by our office in order for your course to be certified. Although course applications may be approved for certification, credits cannot be certified for individual attendees until all documentation has been forwarded by the course director to Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) and verified by the CME Coordinator.
Completed disclosure forms are required for any person able to control the content of an activity certified for continuing medical education credit. This includes course directors and coordinators, planning committee members, speakers, moderators, and contributors.
The ACCME requires full disclosure for each speaker. The intent of this policy is neither to restrain nor prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation, only to openly identify any potential conflict and allow the audience to make an informed determination about the content presented. Those who refuse to disclose will not be allowed to plan or present for a CME-certified activity.
Speakers will supply CEPD and the course director with their presentation slides and/or materials at a date set at least two weeks prior to the course date. Course Directors are required to review each speaker's presentation content prior to the presentation of the materials to the participants and prior to the printing of handout materials.
Compliance standards require that certified activities "measure the effectiveness of each activity in meeting the identified educational need in terms of satisfaction, knowledge, or skills." A variety of evaluation methods can be used to comply with certification standards. UT Graduate School of Medicine can advise course directors about evaluation methods, including the use of Audience Response Systems (ARS) for participant surveys.
Certification of continuing education activities incurs the following four types of industry-standard fees: 1) Application, 2) Certification and Archiving, 3) Transcript, and 4) Activity-specific fees.
The non-refundable application fee is $500.
This is a non-refundable charge of $50 per hour certified. This fee includes:
Transcript fees are related to the number of participants attending the activity that have requested credit. There is a per participant 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. These additional fees may include:
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 fees based on your activity's specific needs.
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, $100 will be assessed for each grant application submitted for direct-sponsored activities. Joint-sponsored activities will require a contract, and $300 will be assessed for each application. Grant administration fees provide the following:
Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
phone - 865-305-9190
fax - 865-305-6823
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