Forms and Policies

Information for Course Directors and Conference Planners

Educational activities that are certified for AMA PRA Category I Credits™ must be in compliance with the Essential Areas and Criteria and the Standards of Commercial Support set by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

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 OCME has an experienced  staff that will be happy to guide you through the application and planning process to ensure that 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 ACCME Essential Areas and Criteria and the Standards for Commercial Support requires an intensive review process, therefore applications received within 45 days of the activity will be charged 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 and approve the application.

Call for a consultation before applying for credits.

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS):  Tremaine Williams, 501-661-7962

Live, non-RSS, activities: Karen Fleming 501-661-7962

Enduring Materials: Lea Mabry or Miranda Morris 501-661-7962

We have developed many forms and guides to assist you in the planning and application 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 2014/2015 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015)