CME Passport (formerly called CME Finder) is a free, centralized web application that enables physicians to view, track, and generate transcripts of their reported CME credit.
CME Passport displays any current or future activities that accredited providers choose to include.
Physicians can quickly search by activity format, date, types of credit offered, topic, location, keyword, specialty, and other details.
Personalized accounts: Physicians can create a personalized account, enabling them to view their reported CME and MOC credits and generate transcripts for their state medical licensing board, employer, or credentialing body.
We’ve heard from numerous stakeholders that an integrated, centralized data system for finding, viewing, and tracking CME credits is essential for reducing the burden on physicians; better serving our accredited provider community; meeting the needs of credentialing, certifying, and licensing authorities; and increasing the value of accredited CME.
The value of CME Passport in serving our stakeholder community depends on you: the more activity and learner credit data that you enter PARS, the more useful CME Passport will be for physician learners. We encourage you to make full use of these options.
By entering your activities prospectively, choosing to display them in CME Passport, and entering individual learner credit data, you'll have the opportunity to:
- Increase the visibility of your CME activities; reach a wider audience of learners.
- Reinforce the value of your activities to learners and other stakeholders.
- Decrease physicians' reporting burden, giving them more time to focus on their patients, rather than paperwork.
- Reduce your work responding to queries and certificate requests from physicians.
- Support regulatory authorities by providing easier access to verified CME and MOC participation data.
We recognize that some of you have systems in place for your learners that track and report their CME participation with your organization. CME Passport is not intended to replace your systems—it is an additional option, giving physicians a centralized site where they can find and track their CME credit with all of their CME providers.
- Enter your activities into PARS prospectively, even if you only have basic details.
- When you enter an activity in PARS, you’ll be asked whether you want it displayed in CME Passport. If you choose yes, you’ll be asked for the activity URL, if there is a fee, and if registration is open to all or limited.
- You can choose yes whether or not you are submitting learners’ CME credit data for the activity.
- The activity information will be transmitted automatically from PARS to CME Passport. You do not need to enter data directly in CME Passport.
- You can choose to display any of your activities. Choosing to display them is optional.
- Obtain permission from physician learners to report their learner credit data.
- Collect physician learners’ month and day of birth and their state of licensure. In some cases, you’ll also need their license ID.
- Submit physician learner identification and CME credit data into PARS within 30 days of the activity.
- If a physician learner has opened a personalized account on CME Passport, their CME credit data will be transmitted automatically. You do not need to enter data directly into CME Passport.
- Physicians can create a personalized account on CME Passport. The ACCME will match them to a unique learner record in PARS.
- When a physician logs in to their CME Passport account, they will be able to see the CME credit data that have been reported on their behalf. Our account creation process ensures that they only see their own CME credits.
- Physicians can create a transcript of the CME and MOC credit reported and email that to their licensing board, employer, credentialing body, or any other regulatory authority they choose.
- Physicians do not need to report CME or MOC credits to medical or certifying boards that are collaborating with the ACCME. Those boards will have access to the information. For more information, visit our State Medical Boards Collaboration webpage and CME for MOC webpage.
Already reporting learner credit data in PARS for your CME activities? Advertise this service to your learners by downloading and using the CME Passport provider mark to promote the activities for which you are reporting learner credit data. We encourage accredited providers who are reporting learner credit data to utilize this mark to help demonstrate your commitment to reducing the reporting burden for your learners.
Accredited providers who are reporting learner credit data are welcome to use the following language on their activities to accompany the CME Passport provider mark. Download the mark here.
"The CME credits that physicians earn from this activity will be submitted to ACCME's CME Passport, a free, centralized web application where you can create a personalized account to view, track, and generate transcripts of your reported CME credit. Visit www.cmepassport.org to create your account."
Access to the data on physicians and their learner credit data is limited to:
- Staff at the accrediting bodies (ACCME, state medical societies, and Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education) can access data for the purposes of administering and supporting accreditation and collaboration programs.
- State medical licensing boards and certifying boards that are collaborating with the ACCME have access to the data submitted for their physicians only.
- Physicians who have created an account on CME Passport can see only the data submitted on their behalf.
- Regulatory bodies with whom a physician has shared a transcript via CME Passport.