Category 1 CME for Precepting for Accredited PA Programs

Definition: Through a partnership between PAEA and AAPA, ARC-PA accredited PA programs may submit an annual application to receive eligibility to award AAPA Category 1 CME to their PA preceptors.

Individual preceptors may be awarded a maximum of 20 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for precepting per calendar year, at a rate of 2 AAPA Catagory 1 CME credits per student per 40-hour week.

July 1, 2019 Update – Hours earned prior to July 1,2019 are calculated at the old rate, while hours earned after are calculated at the new rate as outlined in the guidance documents.

Accreditation Period: One clinical year (up to 12 consecutive months). Clinical year start and end dates are specified within the application.

Type of Credit Issued: AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Eligibility Criteria

  1. This request type is only available to PA educational programs with full or provisional accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
  2. Eligibility for AAPA Category 1 CME credit is currently limited to preceptors who are practicing PAs.
  3. Preceptors must disclose any financial relationship with commercial interests to PA students.
  4. Preceptors must be fully licensed to practice at the clinical site where the training will occur.
  5. PA programs are responsible for having a mechanism in place to document credits awarded, issue certificates, and report summary statistics to AAPA.
  6. The preceptor CME activity must comply with AAPA CME Criteria, in compliance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

Reconciliation / Credit Calculation Workbook

Supporting Documents  − Attachments to Your Application

Resources

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