The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville


Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development

Forms and Fees

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

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.

Application

Please complete all sections of the Continuing Medical Education Application. You will be required to create a profile.

Checklist for Certified Activities

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.

Course Director, Coordinators and Speaker Forms

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.

Presentation Guidelines

Pre-Presentation Content Review

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.

Evaluation

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. CEPD can advise course directors about evaluation methods, including the use of Audience Response Systems (ARS) for participant surveys.

Sample Activity Evaluation Form and Sample of Content Evaluation Results

Fees

Certification of continuing education activities incurs the following four types of industry-standard fees: 1) Application, 2) Certification, 3) Database Management, and 4) Activity-specific fees.

Application

The non-refundable application fee is $500.

Certification

This is a non-refundable charge of $50 per hour certified. This fee includes:

Database Management

There is a per participant fee of $20 for all credit types requested.

Activity-specific

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:

Please contact our office for a quote of the fees based on your activity's specific needs.

Grant Applications

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. Jointly-provided activities will require a contract. Grant administration fees provide the following:

 




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