CME Information

General Information

CME Credit

To be eligible to earn CME credit during AAPA 2021, you must be a PA or have graduated from an accredited PA program and be registered to earn CME at conference.

Athletic Trainer Credit

AAPA is not offering ATC credits this year.

Logging AAPA 2021 CME Credits with NCCPA

To learn how to log AAPA 2021 CME Credits with NCCPA, check out this guide!

Education & CME

How many CME credits can I potentially earn at this meeting?

AAPA 2021 will offer the most CME credits to AAPA conference attendees ever, as attendees will have access to both live CME and Conference on Demand 2021 for CME credits.

Attendees can earn 10.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits between May 23-26, 2021 with the live CME. Conference on Demand 2021 will provide an additional 150+ AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

How else can I contribute to CME at Conference?

If you are interested in contributing to the content of the conference, you can submit a presentation idea during the Call for Presentations and/or you can volunteer to be a grader and review the submitted presentation ideas to help determine the content for the next conference. The call is now open for the 2022 conference. 2022 grader sign up will be available in June 2021. Complete your conference submissions and grader applications for AAPA 2022 before the application closes on July 31, 2021.

How long will I have access to CME content?

AAPA 2021 Virtual Conference Platform and all the conference content will be available from the start of conference until June 26.

After June 26, you will still have access to the CME sessions, as conference attendees receive AAPA 2021 Conference on Demand as part of their registration. You can access the CME sessions via AAPA’s Learning Central until May 31, 2022.

Can students still access CME sessions?

Yes! Student conference attendees will have access to both the live and on-demand CME sessions during the conference. All conference attendees will have access to all of the sessions in the conference portal through June 27, 2021. Students will not be able to complete the evaluations or receive a CME certificate for any of the CME sessions that they attend.

How do I fill out my evaluations and get my CME certificate?

Within the virtual platform, you will see a button within each individual CME session with a link to Evaluation/Certificate. This link will open a tab for you in AAPA’s Learning Central, where you will access all your AAPA 2021 evaluations and certificates. You will need to log in to Learning Central with your typical AAPA credentials (NOT your conference credentials.)

How do I log my CME credits with NCCPA?

After you download your AAPA 2021 conference CME certificate from AAPA’s Learning Central, you can log your CME credits directly with NCCPA using NCCPA’s instructions for logging Category 1 (Other):

  • Sign into your online record at NCCPA’s website and click on “CME” in the left-hand menu bar.
  • Click on the tab “Log New CME.”
  • Select “Regular (Other).”
  • Click on “Continue.”
  • Select the earliest date listed on your conference certificate as the date the activity began in the “Activity Start Date” field.
  • Select the latest date listed on your conference certificate as the date the activity ended in the “Activity End Date” field (entering a date in this field is optional).
  • Enter the number of credits in the “Credits” field.
  • Enter the name of the activity (Conference on Demand 2021: Full Library) in the “Activity Title” field.
  • Select your Sponsor: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
  • Enter your Provider: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
  • Upload file if applicable: Upload the conference certificate from AAPA’s Learning Central.
  • Check the box certifying that the information you have entered is true and correct.
  • Click on “Save.”
Will live session content also be accessible on demand?

Yes. Most live sessions will be recorded and posted immediately to watch again.