Forms and Policies

Information for Course Directors and Conference Planners

The Office of Continuing Education now can award physician (AMA PRA Category I Credits™) and pharmacist (ACPE) credits.

You can have your activity certified for one or both types of credit. This requires a planning process that includes a needs assessment, identification of practice gaps for a target audience, content designed to address the gaps and an evaluation plan. The OCE has an experienced  staff that will be happy to guide you through the application and planning process to ensure that ACPE and/or ACCME expectations are met and your event is successful. Please contact us as early in the planning process as possible for a consultation. Early planning is crucial for designing and developing an effective educational activity.

Ensuring compliance with the accreditation criteria and the Standards for Commercial Support requires an intensive review process, therefore planning documents received within 45 days of the activity will incur a late fee to facilitate a rushed approval process. If it is 30 days or less before the event, we will not be able to review the planning documentation and provide approval for the activity.

Call for a consultation before seeking  credits.

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS): Courtney Bryant 501-661-7962

Live, non-RSS, activities: Cathy Buzbee 501-661-7962

Enduring Materials: Cathy Buzbee  501-661-7962

We have developed many forms and guides to assist you in the planning and documentation process. Select the appropriate link below to access these materials for the educational activity you are planning.

  • Live activities – live activities or courses that are generally intended for participants that may be external to your institution.
  • Regularly Scheduled Series  (RSS)– live regularly occurring activities that are planned primarily for internal participants such as grand rounds, case conference, or lecture series.
  • Enduring Materials – activities created as a self-instructional package usually as a CD or DVD, video recording, monograph or a web- based product.


OCME Fees 2015/2016 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016)