Accreditation & Documentation

American Seminar Institute (ASI) continuing medical educational courses are produced by Audio-Digest Foundation, Meetings By Mail (Radiology Courses), and Oakstone.  

  • Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, Audio-Digest Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.
  • Designation: Audio Digest Foundation designates each enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. *Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The enduring material activity, AudioDigest Family Practice Volume 66, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Term of approval begins 01/01/2018.  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.
  • The enduring material activity, AudioDigest Family Practice Volume 65, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Term of approval begins 01/01/2017.  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 66 and 65 (and/or check the AAFP website) for information on approval status and the specific number of Prescribed credits for which each lecture has been approved. Credit may be claimed for one year form the date of each issue.
    AAFP members may claim Elective Credit for AudioDigest Family Medicine Volume 65 (specifically, issues with publication dates that are older than 1 year), Volume 64 (all issues), and Volume 63 (only issues with publication dates that are less than 3 years old).
  • The Enduring Material activity, AudioDigest Emergency Medicine Volume 35, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 01/01/2018. 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.
    The Enduring Material activity, AudioDigest Emergency Medicine Volume 34, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 01/01/2017. 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 35 and 34 (and/or check the AAFP website) for information on approval status and the specific number of Prescribed credits for which each lecture has been approved. Credit may be claimed for one year form the date of each issue.
    AAFP members may claim Elective Credit for AudioDigest Emergency Medicine Volume 34 (specifically, issues with publication dates that are older than 1 year), Volume 33 (all issues), and Volume 32 (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, the time spent on an AudioDigest program may be included within MOC Section 2: Self-Learning as a Scanning activity (podcasts, audiotapes, videotapes).
  • To learn more about specific CME requirements for your state, please read the 2014 AMA publication, CME For Licensure.  All information in this publication is provided directly by the American Medical Association.

​MOC Info

  • 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.
 

CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS (CRNAS):

 

AudioDigest Anesthesiology Volume 60 – This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1035579; Expiration Date 12/31/2020.
 
AudioDigest Anesthesiology Volume 59 – This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1034165; Expiration Date 12/31/2019.
 
AudioDigest Anesthesiology Volume 58 – This program has been prior-approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for 48.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1032538; Expiration Date 12/31/2018.
 
NOTE: AudioDigest Anesthesiology programs from 2015 (Volume 57) 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 Audio Digest testing mechanism.
 
CRNAs may earn 1 credit per issue in Volume 60 from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020; in Volume 59 from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019; and in Volume 58 from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.

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

Audio Digest Ophthalmology Volume 55 (2017 programs)
CE Credit for Optometrists is NOT available for any issue in this volume.
 
Audio Digest Ophthalmology Volume 54 (2016 programs), Volume 53 (2015 programs), and Volume 52 (non-expired 2014 programs)
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University is designated by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) as the COPE-qualified Administrator of Continuing Education for Optometrists for Audio Digest Ophthalmology. Upon COPE approval, PCO at Salus University designates each issue of Audio Digest Ophthalmology for 1.0 CE credit for ODs for a maximum of 3 years from the publication date. ODs should contact their state boards for the number of recorded media credits accepted: http://www.arbo.org/statecerequirements.php.

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

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) allows certificants to earn JCAHPO Group B credits towards recertification with Audio-Digest Ophthalmology activities. With each completed program, including passing the posttest, certificants may calculate credits earned for completion of activities in Ophthalmology designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits as 2 hours of participation equals 1 B Credit for COAs and COTs, and 1 hour of participation equals 1 B Credit for COMTs.

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

 
 

California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE)

American Seminar Institute is an approved provider for the California Board of Dental Examiners, License# 2068, Original Issuance Date:  01/27/88; Expiration Date:  01/31/20. Credits satisfy California Dental Education Requirements, as well as most State and Dental Academy requirements.

                                                                                                                

Because each individual agency/academy/state has specific requirements, it is necessary that you consult with the appropriate agency/academy/state regarding final approval of continuing education credits.

 

Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) may claim credit for Audio-Digest 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 Credits™ 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 Credits from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits for each Audio-Digest activity completed successfully.

Audio Digest Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Audio-Digest Foundation maintains responsibility for its programs and their content. Each Audio-Digest Psychiatry and Audio-Digest Psychology activity is offered for 2 CE credits for psychologists. (Speakers' and participants' Ethical Principles of Psychologists).

  • Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs): In support of improving patient care, Audio Digest Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
    Provider (Audio-Digest) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #14141.
  • Nurse Practitioners: Audio-Digest Foundation is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education, Provider number 030904.
The ACCME is one of the founding members of the International Academy for CPD Accreditation.  Established in 2013, the Academy serves as a platform that facilitates peer-to-peer support for leaders of CME-CPD accreditation systems and encourages networking, mentoring, and interactions on common issues.
 
All medical educational courses are produced by the Audio-Digest Foundation which is an affiliate of the California Medical Association (CMA).  The CMA is acccredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Courses are approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
 
ASI's courses are accepted in the majority of Australia for CPD credit.  Please refer to the CPD requirement of your relevant organization for stipulations regarding claiming CPD credits toward your requirements.
 
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recognize Audio-Digest Foundation, the accrediting agency for ASI's courses, as a qualifying entity for self-education points for Fellows and Subspecialists.  
 
An agreement on the mutual recognition of credits between the American Medical Association and the UEMS-EACCME was first signed in 2000, renewed in 2006 and 2010.  The European physician can earn their ECMECs by completing e-learning programs from accredited providers from the United States that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

 

 

New 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 presented on DVD-ROM for use in any computer with a DVD drive.  Courses are exportable making them convenient to use on mobile devices.

For full details and course information see our Radiology page.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXPORTING VIDEO TO MOBILE DEVICES

Apple Download Support  Digital Download Support 

New Accredited Interactive 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.

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:

Medical:

Comprehensive Review of Neurology

Dermatology for Primary Care

Procedural Dermatology Essential Updates

Pediatric Care Series-Dermatology

Sleep Medicine for Primary Care

Sports Medicine for Primary Care

Dental:

Foundations in Pediatric Dentistry Board Review

Radiology:

Radiation Oncology-A Comprehensive Review

Topics in Mammography-6th Edition

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERACTIVE COURSES

 

 

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.
 

MEETINGS BY MAIL

  • See individual RADIOLOGY course pages for specific MOC information.

 

OAKSTONE

  • See individual INTERACTIVE course pages for specific MOC information.