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Accreditation Information and Resources


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Joint Providership

The AAP Joint Providership Program has been designed to foster excellence in CME throughout the Academy.  The AAP only jointly provides CME activities with AAP chapters, districts and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) to designate AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and ABP MOC Part 2 points on those activities.    

Joint Providership Information, Tips and FAQs

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

  • ABP MOC Part 2 Points: All activities that want to award CME credits must complete the abstract submission process.  Educational activities that are eligible to award AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are also eligible to award ABP MOC Part 2 points as long as the activity includes an assessment tool (i.e. quiz/reflective questions) and provides individualized feedback on learner performance.  To apply for MOC Part 2 points, complete the additional MOC Part 2 questions during the abstract submission and accreditation staff will work with you to ensure all requirements are met.  Additional information on MOC Part 2 activities can be found here
  • ABP MOC Part 4 Points:  Learn more about the MOC Part 4 process or submit a project request form by clicking here

AAP Credit

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers AAP Credit for CME activities sponsored by external organizations that are accredited to designate AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  The sponsoring organization is obligated to comply with ACCME Criteria, Standards and Policies and the requirements for granting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for CME activities.  Activities receiving AAP Credit are listed in the AAP CME Finder at in the AAP Approved Credit CME Activities area.  AAP Fellows and Candidate Members who participate in AAP approved or sponsored CME activities earn credit toward achievement of the AAP CME/CPD Award.  This award is granted to Fellow or Candidate Member pediatricians who complete at least 150 credits over a 3-year period.

AAP Credit Application

AAP Accreditation Newsletter

Biannual newsletter created for staff that oversee AAP CME activities.  Includes the latest updates in CME, highlights from professional development activities, and tips and tools for putting on compliant CME activities.

2018 Winter Newsletter
2018 Summer Newsletter
2019 Winter Newsletter
2019 Summer Newsletter
2020 Winter Newsletter
2020 Summer Newsletter
2021 Winter Newsletter
2021 Summer Newsletter
2022 Winter Newsletter

Planners Guide

Useful tools, templates, and recommendations for individuals that plan and implement AAP CME activities.  Staff can customize these documents to fit the specific needs of their planning groups.

Guide for Planners

Documents and Forms to Apply for CME Credits:

This section includes helpful resources and the most recent documents and forms for staff wanting to award CME credits and MOC Part 2 Points to their educational activities.  Reach out to Accreditation Services for submission and additional information at

CME Activity Documents:                                                                                                     
Abstract (File Download)                                                                                                                                      
Extending an Activity Worksheet (File Download)                                                                                      
Required CME Evaluation Questions                                                            
Exhibit and Ad Protocols                                                                                                        
Slide Syllabus Requirements                                                                             
Guidelines Intellectual Property Plagiarism Policy
Informational sheets on ACCME changes to the Standards

Accreditation Questions

For questions regarding accreditation, including the designation of CME credits and American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points on educational activities, please contact AAP Accreditation Services staff at

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Kerri Leo
Director, Accreditation Services

Virginia Roldan
Project Manager, Accreditation 

Katherine McCaskill
Accreditation Coordinator

Amanda Mirus
Accreditation Specialist

Logistical Questions

Most approved accredited activities (with exception to CME-Division supported courses) procure their own meeting services support outside of the Meetings & Travel. If an AAP constituent group requires guidance for allocating resources internally and externally, please contact AAP staff member, Jared Cohen (, to review requests, assess needs and timelines.  All contracts are required to be routed through Jared Cohen, which are then routed through Finance.

Marketing Questions

Questions on how to promote CME activities should be directed to AAP staff member, Marirose Russo (