AMA PRA Credit System

Agreement with European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS)

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS).

Under the terms of this agreement, the AMA will convert CME credit for live and e-learning activities certified by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The renewed agreement is in place through July 31, 2022.

Physicians (MDs, DOs or equivalent international degree) may have their EACCME European CME Credits (ECMEC®s) converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by applying to the AMA.

Following the agreement on the mutual recognition of credits between the American Medical Association and the UEMS-European Accreditation Council for CME, here are ways one can receive credits for qualifying activities:

How U.S. physicians can earn their AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Attending live events

  • Worldwide that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Worldwide, except in the United States, that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UESMS-EACCME procedure. ECMEC®s can be converted toAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by contacting the AMA (see below).

Completing e-learning programs

  • From accredited providers in the United States, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • From providers from Europe that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMS-EACCME procedure. ECMEC®s can be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by contacting the AMA (see below).

How European physicians can earn their ECMEC®s

Attending live events

  • Worldwide that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UESMS-EACCME procedure.
  • Worldwide, except in Europe, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Completing e-learning programs

  • From providers from all over the world except in the United States that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMS-EACCME procedure.
  • From accredited providers from the United States that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

A procedure for the conversion from ECMEC®s into AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™is in place and a procedure for the conversion of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™into ECMEC®s will be installed when appropriate.

A complete list of live activities can be found at the EACCME website for which credit may be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. (This link will take you off the AMA website. The AMA is not responsible for the content of other websites.) International physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to EACCME credit should contact the UEMS.

UEMS website

Instructions for converting EACCME credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Apply for conversion of EACCME credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The certificate(s) will be available within the transcript section of your AMA Ed Hub™ profile.  Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Visit the EACCME website to ensure the activity was certified for EACCME credit

To submit an online application, you will need to include the following items:

  • A copy of the EACCME credit certificate
  • Nonrefundable processing fee

Apply for International Credit Conversion

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