American Academy of Physician Assistants

Featured CME Programs

A list of CME programs available through AAPA and its partners.

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Earn while you learn

Earn CME credits while learning medical Spanish with Canopy medical Spanish courses and certification exam.  AAPA and has partnered with Canopy to offer special rates just for AAPA members! The self-paced, NIH-supported courses has proven to improve medical Spanish. Learn more about Canopy


Care for your patients working against the clock

Examine the diagnostic criteria for shift work disorder and explore approaches to patient assessment, including the components of a comprehensive sleep history and practical clinical interviewing techniques. Management recommendations will address good sleep hygiene, behavioral modifications, and pharmacotherapy that targets residual excessive sleepiness, insomnia and other clinical signs and symptoms of shift work disorder. Learn more about this activity on Learning CentralApproved for a maximum 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit.


Knock out 20 PI-CME credits with 1 METRIC module

AAPA and the American Academy of Family Physicians have collaborated to bring you METRIC — online activities that integrate performance measures and improvement strategies.  METRIC is accredited by AAPA to meet the NCCPA PI-CME requirement for those transitioning to the new 10-year cycle. Learn more about METRIC.


Become a better diabetes care provider

AAPA and SiMCare have teamed up to bring you SiMCare Diabetes — an online program that lets you manage 18 simulated type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients who are based on real and challenging cases. Earn up to 18 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits. Learn more about SimCare.


Earn free CME on opioid prescribing and pain management

Pain_ImageSupported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and live on Learning Central, Safe Prescribing for Pain and Managing Pain Patients who Abuse Rx Drugs provide practical guidance about screening patients with pain for substance use disorder risk factors before prescribing, and learning how to identify patients who are abusing their medications. The activities use video vignettes that model effective patient-provider communication strategies for discussing sensitive issues.

Visit Learning Central to enhance your clinical skills with these modules and visit NIDA’s NIDAMED page for a host of resources for you and your patients about drug abuse and addiction. Approved for a maximum 1.25 and 1.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.


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Prepare for the PANCE/PANRE

This home study, CME and board preparation program is available in print, CD and online. It covers more than 45 different topic categories to help you study and pass PANCE/PANRE. Guaranteed or your money back! 60 hours of AAFP-prescribed CME (NCCPA accepts AAFP-prescribed CME to fulfill Category 1 requirements).


Other resources

Treat patients with hepatitis C 

AHCV PACT Cover point-of-care guide (PDF) that will help you care for and effectively communicate with your patients from screening to diagnosis to treatment recommendations and management. This guide was written with a patient-centered approach with easy-to-access reference charts, patient check-off lists that can be printed to review with patients, and recommendations at all treatment milestones for HCV patients. This book is for PAs working in primary care, GI/hepatology or infectious disease.