The following are answers to frequently asked questions about Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the National Osteoporosis Foundation. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please feel free to contact us at education@nof.org.

How can I claim CME credit for completing NOF coursework?

For an approved list of CME-designated NOF activities, please visit our NOF Professional Learning Center. All individuals requesting continuing medical education credits must complete the NOF educational activity.

Who is eligible to claim CME credit for completing NOF coursework?

Physicians (MD and DO) can receive a CME certificate by completing a CME-designated NOF activity. Non-physicians may request a Certificate of Attendance by completing a NOF educational activity. Participation hours in this educational event may satisfy licensing requirements for certain specialties.

When will I receive my CME certificate?

After completion of an NOF educational activity, CME certificates may be printed online.

CME certificates for all completed activities can be accessed by logging in to your account and selecting “My CME” and “Transcript”.

What is continuing medical education (CME)?

According to the definition of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Continuing Medical Education (CME) comprises of the educational activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. CME represents that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

How can I find my state’s CME requirements?

Visit the appropriate licensing agency website to view the state-specific requirements for that board.

Who accredits CME providers?

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) leverages the power of education to drive quality in the medical profession and improve care for patients. 

The ACCME accredits organizations that provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ACCME does not accredit individual educational activities. ACCME accreditation is a voluntary system, based on professional self-regulation and peer review. 

Questions about CME?

Please contact NOF’s Professional Education Office at education@nof.org for further assistance.

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