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Frequently Asked Questions About Taking CME

Who can take the courses on AAP Online CME?

In order to earn credits, you must have an active individual subscription to the journal for the issue in which the AAP Online CME course is offered, and the CME activity itself must not be expired.

Institutional subscriptions are not valid for AAP Online CME.

To subscribe to a journal, please visit shopAAP

Where applicable, the AMA Physician's Recognition Award is only available to physicians licensed in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in the AAP Online CME activity, and physicians with current and valid licenses in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico are eligible for credit even if they live or practice in other countries.


How can I earn CME credit?

Credit from AAP Online CME is granted on a per-course basis (usually 1-1.5 credit hours per completed course). In order to earn credits, you must be a subscriber of the journal, answer all the questions for a particular course, and then submit the quiz for grading.


What will I receive to document the credit I have earned?

Once you have completed a course and specified how much credit you deserve, your My Completed Quizzes summary page will be updated to reflect the hours earned along with a link to a printable version of the official certificate for that course. Click on My Transcripts to access your transcripts on Pedialink.


How do I know that my answers for the CME quiz are correct?

Once you have completed a specific CME course, your test score will be displayed, along with the correct answers highlighted. A link to the preferred answer in the context of the reading material may also be provided.


Do I need to get a percentage of questions correct to earn credit?

Yes. A threshold of 60% is required for NeoReviews and Pediatrics in Review courses. A threshold of 70% is required for AAP Grand Rounds issues.

Per the 2010 revision of the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) and credit system, a minimum performance level must be established on enduring material and journal-based CME activities that are certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. In order to successfully complete  AAP Journals CME courses for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, learners must demonstrate a minimum performance level, which measures achievement of the educational purpose and/or objectives of the activity.

Starting with 2012 courses, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ can be claimed only if 60% or more of the questions are answered correctly for Pediatrics in Review and NeoReviews; 70% or more for AAP Grand Rounds. If you score less than the minimum on the assessment, you will be given additional opportunities to answer questions until an overall passing score is achieved.
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