Physician Assistants — According to AMA policy, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ can be awarded only to physicians (MDs and DOs). A physician assistant will receive a certificate of attendance that can be used for documentation. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts this documentation toward Category I CME requirement.


19. Who can be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™? Only physicians are eligible to be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. For the purpose of awarding and claiming AMA PRA credit, the AMA defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO or equivalent medical degree from another country. A list of equivalent medical degrees may be found on the website of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. No other healthcare providers may be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Category 1 CME has been reviewed against and deemed to meet criteria established by organizations that serve as sponsors or accreditors of CME activities. NCCPA accepts for Category 1 CME credit activities designated for Category 1 credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society, AOA Category 1A Credit by the AOACCME.