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Accreditation Fees and Process

Applying for CME Credit

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is a community-based medical school with partnerships across the state of Michigan. We welcome joint educational opportunities. We require that all interested parties contact us at the initial planning stage to obtain detailed instructions on how to apply.

Due to our limited CME staff, we require no less than a 12 week notice of intent to apply for CME accreditation. The complete CME application packet must be received no less than 8 weeks prior to the promotion of activity.

Please do not use past applications or other forms as we have moved to an online application process. We are limited in the number of jointly sponsored opportunities that we can support.

Contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at cme@chm.msu.edu or 517-884-8871.

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Office of Continuing Medical Education is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide AMA PRA Category 1 CME.

The following services are offered:

  • Direct Providership – Activities that are planned and implemented through MSU CME.
  • Joint Providership – Activities that are jointly provided by MSU CME and a non-accredited organization.

CME Accreditation Fees

Note: There is no charge for MSU College of Human Medicine Departments.

MSU (other than CHM Dept.) or External Public Organization

  • Single Program
    • 4 or less credits: $250
    • 5-16 credits: $650
    • 16+ credits: $850
  • Series
    • 24 or less credits: $650
    • 25 or more credits: $750
  • Enduring Materials
    • $1,250 (plus, an additional annual participant maintenance fee)

External Non-Profit Organization Partner

  • Single Program
    • 4 or less credits: $750
    • 5-16 credits: $1,250
    • 16+ credits: $1,750
  • Series
    • 24 or less credits: $1,000
    • 25 or more credits: $1,000
  • Enduring Materials
    • $1,800 (plus, an additional annual participant maintenance fee)

External For-Profit Organization Partner

  • Single Program
    • 4 or less credits: $1,200
    • 5-16 credits: $1,875
    • 16+ credits: $2,550
  • Series
    • 24 or less credits: $1,500
    • 25 or more credits: $1,500
  • Enduring Materials
    • $2,400 (plus, an additional annual participant maintenance fee)
Series-Type activities: For the purposes of this fee schedule, a series is the same activity held multiple times (and possibly locations) within one calendar year. Joint Providership fees remain in effect for each instance of the activity.

CME Accreditation Process

  1. Complete the MSU CHM CME Pre-Application 
    6-9+ months prior
  2. Complete the MSU CHM CME Application
    A link to the application will be sent upon approval of the pre-application, 4-6 months prior

    • Required for all activities requesting CME credit.  

    • A projected budget listing anticipated expenses and income AND a detailed agenda listing times, topics, and presenters are required. 

    • Obtain Disclosure Forms from all planning committee members. This form must be completed by all individuals in a position to control content (planner, speaker, author, moderator, reviewers etc.).
    • Begin to obtain Speaker Information Forms with completed needs assessments and Disclosure Forms from all faculty who will be participating in the educational event.

    • An application must be submitted and approved before any event advertisement/marketing materials are designed, printed or distributed.

  3. Submit CME application
    3+ months prior

    • Planning documents and supporting materials should be sent to the office no less than 8 weeks prior to the date of the activity promotion.

    • The preliminary approval process takes approximately 30 business days depending on the completeness of the application materials.

  4. Begin marketing your event
    3+ months prior

    • The CME Office must review and approve all marketing materials prior to printing and/or distribution to ensure compliance.

    • All advertisement/marketing materials must be reviewed and approved by the CME office before printing and distribution. No mention of CME credits can be made on marketing materials unless official approval has been provided by the CME office (you cannot state that CME credit is pending or being applied for).

  5. Begin seeking promotional exhibitors (live in-person meetings only) and applying for educational grants (if applicable)
    3+ months prior
    • Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers can provide financial support for CME- certified activities through educational grants. They cannot be involved with any planning, including identification or selection of speakers, topics, etc. You can arrange for promotional exhibit space at your meeting. Note, an exhibit fee must be charged to all exhibitors and the exhibit space must remain separate from the educational space.

    • All grant letters of agreement must be signed by the MSU CHM CME Director.

  6. Obtain remaining speaker/faculty disclosures and resolve potential conflicts of interest

    • The form must be completed by all remaining individuals in a position to control content (speaker, moderator, etc.).

    • Individuals who have identified any financial relationships on their CME disclosure form must have their potential COI resolved prior to the activity.  The primary method to resolve COI includes emailing all slides to the CME office for prospective review and approval.
  7. Prepare meeting materials/content

    • Meeting materials must be educational in nature and not promotion of a specific product or service.

  8. CME Activity Information Page for Syllabus.
    • The CME office will create the CME Activity Information Page for you. All information on this document is required per ACCME Standards and MSU CME policies. Activity participants must be provided with this document/information at the start of the activity.

    • Evaluation, Certificate, Outcome Measure Survey Process
      All one-time activities require participants to fill out an evaluation (following the activity), and an Outcome Measure Survey (within 90 days). Evaluations can be customized to fit your activity.

    • Certificates for participants in attendance must include the accreditation statements from the American Medical Association and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education MSU CME Office. A certificate is obtained after the online evaluation process.

  9. Post-Activity Requirements
    Due within 30 business days following the activity

    1. Final copy of CME agenda/brochure.
    2. Completed sign-in
    3. Any supplemental handouts distributed to
    4. The budget reconciliation for entire activity.