Joint Providership

The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) credits to physicians.

ACOEP welcomes applications from non-accredited and non-commercial organizations for joint providership. We are uniquely positioned to offer AOA Category 1-A credits and/or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM to qualified CME activities to meet the needs of all physician learners.

Jointly provided activities must abide by all AOA, ACCME, and ACOEP standards as outlined in the joint providership application process.

ACOEP is here to work with your organization to ensure the accreditation process runs as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions regarding  joint providership please contact Ty Jackson – CME Accreditation & Compliance Manager at tjackson@acoep.org or 312-445-5706.

ACOEP is accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

  • Educational content and presenters must not be provided by commercial support.
  • Completed applications should be submitted to Ty Jackson at least 30-days prior to the activity. ACOEP is here to work with your organization to ensure the accreditation process runs as smoothly as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the joint providership please contact Ty Jackson – CME Accreditation & Compliance Manager at tjackson@acoep.org or 312-445-5706.

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
kspreitzer@acoep.org
312-445-5702

or

Kristen Kennedy
Director of Educational Services
kkennedy@acoep.org
312.445.5708

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
kspreitzer@acoep.org
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
142 E. Ontario Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60611– 5722
312-445-5703