Accreditation

In addition to American Seminar Institute (ASI), continuing medical, dental and radiology education courses are produced by:

Audio-Digest Foundation, Meetings By Mail, Oakstone, and GibLib.  Accreditations vary, please see below for details as well as individual course pages.  

The Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
AudioDigest lecture-activities are individually designated for CME/CE/MOC credit; refer to individual program materials for specifics on credit designation.
 
The AAFP has reviewed AudioDigest Family Medicine Volume 69, and deemed it acceptable for American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) credit. Term of approval is from 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
The Enduring Material activity, AudioDigest Family Medicine Volume 68, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Term of approval begins 01/01/2020. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Refer to each individual issue within AudioDigest Family Medicine Volumes 69 and 68 (and/or check the AAFP website) for information on approval status and the specific number of Prescribed Credits for which each activity has been approved. Credit may be claimed for one year from the date of each issue/lecture.
 
AAFP members may claim Elective Credit for AudioDigest Family Medicine Volume 68 (specifically, issues with publication dates that are older than 1 year), Volume 67 (all issues), and Volume 66 (only issues with publication dates that are less than 3 years old).
 
The AAFP has reviewed AudioDigest Emergency Medicine Volume 38, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
The Enduring Material activity, AudioDigest Emergency Medicine Volume 37, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 01/01/2020. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Refer to each individual issue within AudioDigest Emergency Medicine Volumes 38 and 37 (and/or check the AAFP website) for information on approval status and the specific number of Prescribed Credits for which each activity has been approved. Credit may be claimed for one year form the date of each issue/lecture.
 
AAFP members may claim Elective Credit for AudioDigest Emergency Medicine Volume 37 (specifically, issues with publication dates that are older than 1 year), Volume 36 (all issues), and Volume 35 (only issues with publication dates that are less than 3 years old).
 
Audio Digest Emergency Medicine is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) for up to 48 ACEP Category I credits. Each issue is approved for 3 years from the publication date.
 
Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) are permitted to claim Mainpro+ Self-Learning Certified credits (up to 50 credits per cycle) for successful completion of activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This applies to all AudioDigest CME/CE activities.
 
CFPC members are able to receive Mainpro+ Self-Learning Certified credits for all AudioDigest Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine activities that provide AAFP Prescribed Credit. This is due to a reciprocal agreement between CFPC and AAFP. AudioDigest EM and FM activities are eligible for AAFP Prescribed Credit for up to 1 year from the publication date.
 
All AudioDigest lecture-activities are eligible for Mainpro+ Non-certified credits. Mainpro+ participants may also earn additional certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise.
 
For members of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), the time spent on an AudioDigest program may be included within MOC Section 2: Self-Learning as a Scanning activity (podcasts, audiotapes, videotapes).
 
MOC Info
 
The number of MOC credits associated with each activity is equivalent to the number of CME credits for which the activity is designated.
 
NOTE: MOC credit can be earned via Online Testing only (since only Online Testing provides learner feedback); tests submitted via paper are NOT eligible for MOC credit, and provide CME credit only.
 
Participant completion data for eligible activities will be reported to the ABIM (via PARS) within 30 days of participation. However, AudioDigest is unable to report MOC points earned without having the physician’s accurate ABIM ID# and DOB (mm/dd) on file. Physicians may enter this information into their online Profile or contact Customer Service for assistance. Physicians who provide their ABIM ID and DOB give their permission for Audio Digest to share their completion data with the ACCME.
 
Eligible AudioDigest Anesthesiology activities that comply with the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) MOCA® and MOCA 2.0® requirements for Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLS) are registered by AudioDigest through the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Participant completion data (for physicians who have provided AudioDigest with their ABA ID) will be reported to the ABA (via PARS) in a timely manner.
 
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.
 
AudioDigest Emergency Medicine CME activities with accompanying tests can be used for ABEM MOC self-assessment credit.
 
Relevant AudioDigest Gastroenterology CME activities with accompanying tests can be used for ABCRS MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment.
 
AudioDigest Gastroenterology CME activities may be used for ABCRS MOC Part 2 S-A credit only if that content is relevant to the practice of colon and rectal surgery.
 
Relevant AudioDigest General Surgery CME activities with accompanying tests can be used for ABS and/or ABCRS MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment credit.
 
AudioDigest General Surgery CME activities may be used for ABS MOC Part 2 S-A credit only if that content is relevant to the practice of general surgery. For ABCRS MOC Part 2 S-A credit, content must be relevant to the practice of colon and rectal surgery.
 
Eligible AudioDigest Internal Medicine programs and lectures are designated for both CME credit and ABIM MOC points. The number of MOC credits associated with each activity is equivalent to the number of CME credits for which the activity is designated.
 
NOTE: MOC credit can be earned via Online Testing only (since only Online Testing provides learner feedback); tests submitted via paper are NOT eligible for MOC credit, and provide CME credit only.
 
Participant completion data for eligible AudioDigest Internal Medicine activities will be reported to the ABIM (via PARS) within 30 days of participation. However, AudioDigest is unable to report MOC points earned without having the physician’s accurate ABIM ID and DOB (mm/dd) on file. Physicians may enter this information into their online Profile or contact Customer Service for assistance. Physicians who provide their ABIM ID and DOB give their permission for Audio Digest to share their completion data with the ACCME.
 
NOTE:  DOB and ABIM ID is required for ABIM MOC points and is only available when utilizing ONLINE testing.
 
 
AudioDigest Ophthalmology programs and lectures, beginning with Volume 58, Issue 09 (pub date: May 7, 2020), are designated for both CME credit and American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) MOC Self-Assessment credit. The number of MOC credits associated with each activity is equivalent to the number of CME credits for which the activity is designated.
 
NOTE: MOC credit can be earned via Online Testing only (since only Online Testing provides learner feedback); tests submitted via paper are NOT eligible for MOC credit, and provide CME credit only.
 
Participant completion data for eligible AudioDigest Ophthalmology activities will be reported to the ABO (via PARS) within 30 days of participation. However, AudioDigest is unable to report MOC points earned without having the physician's accurate ABO ID and DOB (mm/dd) on file. Physicians may enter this information into their online profile or contact customer service for assistance. Physicians who provide their ABO ID and DOB give their permission for AudioDigest to share their completion data with the ACCME. AudioDigest will submit learner completion information in PARS for the current and immediate-past reporting years for records which were not originally submitted due to technical error, mismatching or missing information, etc.
 
AudioDigest Otolaryngology programs and lectures, beginning with Volume 53, Issue 09 (pub date: May 7, 2020), are designated for both CME credit and American Board of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification Self-Assessment credit. The number of MOC credits associated with each activity is equivalent to the number of CME credits for which the activity is designated.
 
NOTE: MOC credit can be earned via Online Testing only (since only Online Testing provides learner feedback); tests submitted via paper are NOT eligible for MOC credit, and provide CME credit only.
 
Participant completion data for eligible AudioDigest Otolaryngology activities will be reported to the ABOHNS (via PARS) within 30 days of participation. However, AudioDigest is unable to report MOC points earned without having the physician's accurate ABOHNS ID and DOB (mm/dd) on file. Physicians may enter this information into their online profile or contact customer service for assistance. Physicians who provide their ABOHNS ID and DOB give their permission for AudioDigest to share their completion data with the ACCME. AudioDigest will submit learner completion information in PARS for the current and immediate-past reporting years for records which were not originally submitted due to technical error, mismatching or missing information, etc.
 
AudioDigest Pediatrics programs and lectures, beginning with Volume 66, Issue 17 (pub date: May 7, 2020), are designated for both CME credit and American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) MOC points (Lifelong Learning & Self-Assessment credit). The number of MOC points associated with each activity is equivalent to the number of CME credits for which the activity is designated.
 
NOTE: MOC credit can be earned via Online Testing only (since only Online Testing provides learner feedback); tests submitted via paper are NOT eligible for MOC credit, and provide CME credit only.
 
Participant completion data for eligible AudioDigest Pediatrics activities will be reported to the ABP (via PARS) within 30 days of participation. However, AudioDigest is unable to report MOC points earned without having the physician's accurate ABP ID on file. Physicians may enter this information into their online profile or contact customer service for assistance. Physicians who provide their ABP ID give their permission for AudioDigest to share their completion data with the ACCME. AudioDigest will submit learner completion information in PARS for the current and immediate-past reporting years for records which were not originally submitted due to technical error, mismatching or missing information, etc.
 

CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS (CRNAS):

  • AudioDigest Anesthesiology Volume 64 – This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1041527; Expiration Date 12/31/2024
  • AudioDigest Anesthesiology Volume 63 – This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040061; Expiration Date 12/31/2023
  • AudioDigest Anesthesiology Volume 62 – This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038501; Expiration Date 12/31/2022
  • NOTE: AudioDigest Anesthesiology programs from 2019 (Volume 61) have expired and are not eligible for CE credit.
  • CRNAs must earn a score of 80% to receive credit, and are not permitted to retest due to features of the AudioDigest testing mechanism. A Learner Assessment/Program Evaluation form must be completed and submitted with each passed test before credit is awarded.
  • CRNAs may earn 1 credit per issue in Volume 64 from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024; Volume 63 from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023; and in Volume 62 from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022.
  • Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

Certified Diabetes Educators may claim up to 2 clock hours of continuing education toward their recertification requirements for each Diabetes Insight activity completed successfully. 

Note:    Diabetes Insight will no longer be offered after production dates ending 12/31/19.  The diabetes course series 22 (DI22) contains 12 clock hours (out of 20 for the full course) of Diabetes Insight and these issues will be expiring for credit starting 9/6/22 and going through 11/20/22.

Registered Dietitians or Dietetic Technicians, Registered may claim up to 2 CPEUs (toward the self-study component of maintenance of registration requirements) for each Diabetes Insight activity completed successfully. The Comission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Note: The number of CPEUs is equivalent to the number of CME/CE credits assigned to an activity.

 

American Seminar Institute is an approved provider of ADA-CERP, AGD-PACE and the California Board of Dental Examiners.

 

Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) may claim credit for AudioDigest enduring materials for AOA Category 2-B. This AOA category permits DOs to claim CME credit for enduring materials that are designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or for AAFP CME credit. Each DO should check with the AOA for the actual number of credits allowed.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. AudioDigest lecture courses are individually designated for CME/CE credit; refer to individual program materials for specifics on credit designation.
 
AudioDigest is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AudioDigest maintains responsibility for its programs and their content.
 
Each AudioDigest Psychiatry and AudioDigest Psychology activity that provides ≥1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is also offered for an equivalent number of CE credits for psychologists.
Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs)
 
Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
 
AudioDigest lecture courses are individually designated for CE contact hours; refer to individual program materials for specifics on credit designation.
 
Provider (Lippincott Professional Development) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749.
 
 
Nurse Practitioners
 
AudioDigest is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education, Provider number 030904.
 
AudioDigest lecture courses are individually designated for CE contact hours; refer to individual program materials for specifics on credit designation, including information on pharmacology CE contact hours. 
 
The ACCME helped create the International Academy for CPD Accreditation, a network of colleagues, dedicated to promoting and enhancing continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation systems throughout the world. Established in 2013, the Academy serves as a platform that facilitates peer-to-peer support for leaders of CPD/CME accreditation systems and encourages networking, mentoring and interactions about common issues.
 
Substantial Equivalency
 
Our substantial equivalency framework facilitates recognition between continuing education accreditors and the ACCME. The framework defines substantial equivalency as a relationship between accreditors based on shared principles and values, while recognizing and accepting differences.
 
The ACCME recognizes six CME organizations outside the US as substantially equivalent to the ACCME’s accreditation system:
 
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • The Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (Canada)
  • The European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology
  • The Oman Medical Specialty Board as part of the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman
  • The Qatar Council for Health Practitioners
  • The Federation of the German Chambers of Physicians
 
International Accredited Providers
 
ACCME also accredits organizations outside the US. We have been pleased to welcome organizations from Canada, Korea, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom to our CME community.
 
STANDARDS FOR SUBSTANTIVE EQUIVALENCY BETWEEN CPD/CME ACCREDITATION SYSTEMS
 
International Academy for CPD Accreditation Adopts International Standards for Continuing Professional Development Systems for Medical Doctors and Teams
 
Global standards promote high-quality education that improves patient care and safety
 
The International Academy for Continuing Professional Development Accreditation (IACPDA) is pleased to announce the adoption of the Standards for Substantive Equivalency between CPD/CME Accreditation Systems. These are the first Standards to set international guidelines for the accreditation of continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing medical education (CME) of medical doctors and healthcare teams.
 
The Standards are designed to support improvements in patient care and patient safety by promoting high-quality continuing education for medical doctors and teams across borders. They will be used to determine substantive equivalency between accrediting bodies. Substantive equivalency assures stakeholders—including national authorities, regulatory bodies, doctors and teams, and the public—that accredited education meets consistent, rigorous standards for content validity, educational design, outcomes measures, and independence from commercial influence and bias.
 
The fields of medicine and science are advancing rapidly and becoming increasingly global. To best serve their patients and perform to the best of their abilities, doctors and teams need easily accessible, relevant, and effective education. Substantive equivalency allows doctors and teams access to accredited education that is recognized by various CPD and CME accreditation systems, reducing the burden of meeting multiple requirements and increasing flexibility, diversity, and choice in education.
 
The Standards were adopted unanimously by IACPDA members who participated in the Cologne Consensus Conference 2020. Evolving from an original set of substantive equivalency guidelines that have been used for more than two decades as a mechanism of peer review between accrediting bodies, the Standards reflect feedback from the international community of stakeholders.

 

Accredited Radiology Courses

All active programs have been approved for AMA PRA Category I Credit™.  Credit award and expiration dates are noted in the details of every product page.

The American Board of Radiology’s CME requirement for the Maintenance of Certification is 75 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ every three years.  Of these 75 credits, at least 25 must be self-assessment CME (SA-CME).  As enduring materials, all accredited programs count toward this SA-CME requirement.

These programs are designed to help the busy professional meet their educational requirements at their leisure, at home or while traveling.  They can be used to fulfill vascular lab, echo lab, CT, MR, ultrasound, MQSA, MIPPA, nuclear imaging and Cardiac CT CME requirements, among others (see individual radiology course descriptions).  

All programs are either presented on DVD-ROM for use in any computer with a DVD-ROM drive (DVD Courses are exportable making them convenient to use on mobile devices) or Online Interactive.  

For full details and course information see our Radiology page.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXPORTING VIDEO TO MOBILE DEVICES (DVD-ROM FORMAT ONLY)

Apple Download Support  Digital Download Support 

All active programs have been approved for AMA PRA Category I Credit™

Credit award and expiration dates are noted in the details of every product page.

Watch anytime, anywhere, on virtually any reliable internet-connected device (some connections may not provide optimal results), simply log in and watch as much as you want — no downloading necessary.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For full details and course information see individual pages.

 

 

 

 

AUDIO DIGEST

  • Eligible AudioDigest Anesthesiology activities that comply with the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) MOCA® and MOCA 2.0® requirements for Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLS) are registered by Audio Digest through the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Participant completion data (for physicians who have provided Audio Digest with their ABA ID) will be reported to the ABA (via PARS) in a timely manner.
    Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.
  • AudioDigest Emergency Medicine CME activities with accompanying tests can be used for ABEM MOC self-assessment credit.
  • Relevant AudioDigest Gastroenterology CME activities with accompanying tests can be used for ABCRS MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment. Audio Digest Gastroenterology CME activities may be used for ABCRS MOC Part 2 S-A credit only if that content is relevant to the practice of colon and rectal surgery.
  • Relevant AudioDigest General Surgery CME activities with accompanying tests can be used for ABS and/or ABCRS MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment credit.
    AudioDigest General Surgery CME activities may be used for ABS MOC Part 2 S-A credit only if that content is relevant to the practice of general surgery. For ABCRS MOC Part 2 S-A credit, content must be relevant to the practice of colon and rectal surgery.
  • Eligible AudioDigest Internal Medicine programs and lectures, beginning with Volume 63, Issue 37 (pub date: Oct 7, 2016), are designated for both CME credit and ABIM MOC points. Participant completion data (for physicians who have provided Audio Digest with their ABIM ID) for eligible Internal Medicine activities will be reported to the ABIM (via PARS) in a timely manner.  NOTE:  DOB and ABIM ID is required for ABIM MOC points and is only available when utilizing ONLINE testing.
 

MEETINGS BY MAIL

  • See individual RADIOLOGY course pages for specific MOC information.

 

OAKSTONE

  • See individual INTERACTIVE course pages for specific MOC information.