The American Medical Association (AMA) and the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC®) have renewed a CME agreement under which select activities approved for EBAC® CE credits/points are eligible for conversion of the hours of participation to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The renewed agreement is in place through Sep. 30, 2023.
The renewed AMA agreement with EBAC® includes activities certified by EBAC® directly and by EBAC®-accredited CME providers.
Only those activities certified for EBAC® CE credits/points in the following categories are eligible for conversion:
- Live educational activities with a simultaneous presence of the audience, either on-site or online.
- Web-based recorded educational programs available on-demand and articles/texts.
EBAC® hours of participation will be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for individuals who have received a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or an equivalent international degree. Other health care professionals can receive a certificate of participation.
EBAC® CE credits/points will be converted based on one hour of participation equaling one credit for all activity types. Physicians wishing to convert EBAC® CE credits/points to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and other health care professionals wishing to obtain a certificate of participation, will be required to follow the instructions outlined below. Physicians and other health care professionals will be required to pay a processing fee to the AMA.
The following AMA credit designation statement must be included on all disseminated promotional materials and all certificates given to physicians for their participation in the above-described categories.
“Through an agreement between the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EBAC® CE credits/points to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EBAC® credit to AMA credit can be found on the AMA website. Other health care professionals may obtain from the AMA a certificate of having participated in an activity eligible for conversion of credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™”.
Certificates provided to participants must be in English and must delineate the effective hours of participation so that the appropriate conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ can be calculated.
You can apply for conversion of EBAC® CE credits/points to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or for a certificate of participation for nonphysicians. The certificate(s) will be available within the transcript section of your AMA Ed Hub profile. Questions? Contact us at [email protected].
To submit an application, you will need to include the following items:
- A copy of the EBAC® credit certificate
- Nonrefundable processing fee
For more information about the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals, please visit the EBAC website.