AMA PRA Credit System

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AMA PRA Credit System

Recognizing physicians' participation in educational activities - What physicians should know about the AMA PRA Credit System

Did you know that you can direct apply for Category 1 CME Credit for continuing education activities including:

  • Faculty may claim two AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for each hour they present at a live activity designated for such credit.  Credit may be claimed in 15 minute or .25 credit increments.
  • ABMS member-board certification, re-certification and/or maintenance of certification
  • Poster presentations for a conference designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • Publishing articles as a lead author
  • Manuscript review (for journals)
  • Medically related advanced degrees
  • Test item writing

For more details, go to

Click here for the American Medical Association Direct Credit Application for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.


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