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Version 1.0 of Healthcare LOM lists the following categories of CE credit (called activity certification):

Recommended values include:

  • AAFP Prescribed
  • AAFP Elective
  • AAP
  • AAP Prep
  • ACEP
  • ACOG
  • AMA PRA Category 1
  • AMA PRA Category 2
  • AOA, APA Category 1
  • CECBEMS First Responder
  • CECBEMS Basic
  • CECBEMS Advanced
  • CECBEMS Operational
  • CECBEMS Educator
  • CECBEMS Administrator
  • CPHQ
  • EBAC CE Credit Hours
  • NCHEC Category 1
  • NCHEC Category 2
  • Synergy CERPS A
  • Synergy CERPS B
  • Synergy CERPS C
  • RCP

The following list compiles data updates regarding credit related updates from various organizations. Valerie is actively working to get additional updates, including information on the Canadian credit systems. If you have updates you know of, please note them here!



"The AOA credit system has four main categories:  1A (osteopathic live interactive) 1B (osteopathic enduring materials), 2A (non-osteopathic live interactive), 2B (non-osteopathic enduring materials).  In addition, we track which specialty board recognizes each program as meeting specialty/subspecialty education requirements."

Mike Zarski, AOA


"we do offer AAP credit, so that is a valid credit type.  I'm struggling about how to address the "AAP PREP" item you listed below.  We have a "CME/CPD Award" that is provided to our members who earn 150 credits over three years.  If I'm recalling correctly, this award used to be called "PREP Education Award."  But, that wasn't a "credit-type."  So, I don't think "AAP PREP" needs to be listed in the spec."

Deborah Samuel, AAP

"We have not changed the categories you have listed below YET. The next change on the horizon will probably be one made to deal with the new Scope of Practice license levels (Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic); however, nothing has been decided yet."

Liz Sibley, Executive Director - CECBEMS

 The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredits CME and provides categories for activities: group learning, assessment, self-directed learning, and performance assessment. But learners don't receive credit for these activities until they are documented in Mainport.accreditingBody, activityCertification 
 The College of Family Physicians of Canada offers Mainpro-M1, Mainpro-C, and Mainpro-M2 credits currently (see:

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) accredits continuing medical education (CME) and continuing professional development (CPD) activities for Mainpro-M1and Mainpro-C credit.

 accreditingBody, activityCertification 

From the VA:

EES holds accreditations for continuing education in the health care professions with the following 13 national or state-level organizations:


• American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

• Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

• American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

• Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

• American Dental Association (ADA)

• American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)

• American Psychological Association (APA)

• American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

• Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

• Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

• National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

• California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN)

• California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CA BBS)


And additional list (VHA and VBA)…


American Academy of Audiology  AAA

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners  AANP

American Association for Respiratory Care  AARC

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  ACCME

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – for non-physicians  ACCME-NP

American College of Healthcare Executives   ACHE

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education  ACPE

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education  ACPE/ACPE-T

American Dental Association  ADA

American Health Information Management Association  AHIMA

American Nurses Credentialing Center   ANCC

American Occupational Therapy Association  AOTA

American Psychological Association  APA

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science  ASCLS

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association  ASHA

American Society of Radiologic Technologists ASRT 

 Association of Surgical Technologists  AST

Association of Social Work Boards  ASWB

California Board of Behavioral Sciences  CA BBS

California Board of Registered Nursing  CA BRN

Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Inc  CBSPD

Commission on Dietetic Registration  CDR

Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services  CECBEMS

International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management IAHCSMM 

 National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors  NAADAC

National Association of Social Workers  NASW

Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program NATCEP 

 National Board for Certified Counselors  NBCC

Nation Conference of Veterans Affairs Catholic Chaplains  NCVACC

North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners  NDBACE

Various state (16) Physical Therapy Accrediting bodies 

 accreditingBody, activityCertification 
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