Joint Providership 2017-07-06T17:07:19+00:00

Joint Providership

ACOEP is proud to partner with institutions across the country to provide continuing education to emergency physicians. With special emphasis on medical updates, techniques, innovations, and general medical topics, ACOEP utilizes evidence-based medicine to provide cutting-edge training to physicians everywhere. Partner institutions develop educational programs specific for their physicians, targeting their precise needs and knowledge gaps. ACOEP works with these programs to ensure that high standards are met and sponsors these programs for the appropriate AOA CME credits.

When applying for joint providership, all programs must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 50% of the total education credits and hours must be presented by osteopathic physicians who are specialists within their field OR 50% of the total amount of presenters must be osteopathic physicians.
  • Educational content and presenters must not be provided by commercial support.
  • The initial application and supporting documentation must be completed and submitted to ACOEP 60-days prior to the event.

The completed application should be submitted to Andrea Rayburn or Kristen Kennedy at least 60-days prior to the activity. Please contact Andrea should you have any concerns or questions regarding the joint sponsorship process and application.

ACOEP values the hard work of Joint Providership Partners and strives to make the application process as clear and concise as possible. The following is an outline of the basic procedure for applying for joint providership approval, as well as basic guidelines for approved programs.

Application Procedure

1. Submit a completed Joint Providership application at least 60-days prior to the planned activity.
2. The ACOEP Department of Educational Affairs will complete a preliminary review of the application.
3. If the application for pre-approval is approved, ACOEP will provide an accreditation statement and an ACOEP logo that must be included on all marketing materials for the proposed activity. All marketing materials must be approved by the Department of Educational Affairs prior to distribution to prospective attendees.

30 Days Prior to CME Activity:

The following documentation must be submitted to ACOEP and approved 30-days prior to the CME activity:

1. Acknowledgements in program materials
2. All promotional materials including postcards, brochure, fliers
3. Evaluation form(s)
4. Faculty Disclosure forms from all planners and presenters
5. Faculty Biosketch or CV from all planners and presenters
6. Meeting budget
7. Program agenda

60 Days After the CME Activity:

Collection and submission of the following materials must be submitted to the ACOEP 60-days post CME activity in order for the ACOEP to officially grant CME credits:

1. All on-site materials including program book, handouts
2. Documentation showing how the program disclosure process occurred, i.e. disclosure slide for each speaker, summary slide showing all disclosures, written in program agenda
3. Final financial accounting
4. Participant evaluation summary report
5. Verification of physician attendance (attendance rosters, sign-in sheets)
6. A statement reflecting the distribution of program evaluation documents (e.g., The beginning of the program, random survey etc.)
7. A copy of the program outcomes questionnaire and total number of outcomes questionnaire documents returned by conference attendees.

Any questions regarding documentation, or the application procedure can be submitted to:

Kefah Spreitzer
Educational Specialist


Kristen Kennedy
Director of Educational Services

ACOEP Providership Application
Joint Providership Disclosure Form

All programs must submit an application and disclosure form. Simply download these pdfs to fill out, and email them to either Andrea Rayburn or Kristen Kennedy. You can also mail to:

Kefah Spreitzer
Educational Specialist
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
142 E. Ontario Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60611– 5722