CME that Counts for ABPath Continuing Certification

The ACCME and the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) have collaborated to simplify the integration of Continuing Certification (formerly Maintenance of Certification or MOC) and accredited CME. All accredited providers in the ACCME System are now welcome to register their activities in the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for ABPath Continuing Certification credits.

For general information about registering CME activities for Continuing Certification credit, please see our CME in Support of MOC webpage.

 

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Submitting Activity and Participant Management Data in PARS
Communication of Continuing Certification Recognition
Resources
We Welcome Your Questions and Feedback

 

Submitting Activity and Participant Management Data in PARS

ABPath Continuing Certification Requirements: All accredited providers in the ACCME System can register their activities in PARS for ABPath Continuing Certification credit as long as they meet the ABPath requirements, as described in “Accredited CME that Counts for the ABPath MOC Program: Requirements for Accredited Providers.”

Credit types: You can register activities for the following credit types: Lifelong Learning (Part II), Self-Assessment module (SAM), and/or Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV).

Activity registration: You can register activities that began on or after January 1, 2018. If you have already registered activities in PARS for 2018, you can update your data to include ABPath Continuing Certification registration. Please note that you will need to collect and keep learner data, as you will be responsible for entering that data into PARS later this year.

Learner completion data: PARS will be open for learner data submission later this year. We will inform you when this functionality becomes available.

CME Finder: Activities registered for ABPath Continuing Certification will be displayed in CME Finder, our online CME search tool that provides a one-stop resource for physicians seeking to earn Continuing Certification or MOC credits by participating in accredited CME.

Communication of Continuing Certification Recognition

Accredited providers must clearly indicate to learners that the activity has been registered to offer credit in the ABPath Continuing Certification program on activity materials and brochures, with the exception of initial, save-the-date type activity announcements.

This language must include:

  • The specific credit type(s) available (Lifelong Learning (Part II), Self-Assessment Module (SAM), and/or Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV))
  • The number of credits available

In addition, accredited providers may use the ABPath logo. Use of the logo is optional and may appear on any activity materials, brochures, and announcements that promote CME activities that also earn ABPath Continuing Certification credits. Accredited providers may determine the size and placement of the logo; however, providers are not permitted to make changes to the logo.

    Resources

    ​Providers can review the resources below for information on participant data submission:

    We Welcome Your Questions and Feedback

    Accredited CME providers: Please contact the ACCME at info@accme.org.

    ABPath-certified physicians: Please contact ABPath at John@abpath.org.