The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) have renewed their continuing medical education (CME)/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) agreement whereby select activities approved for Royal College MOC Credits are eligible for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The renewed agreement is in place through Dec. 31, 2024.

Only the following activities are eligible for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:

  • Group learning activities (live and online) accredited by a Royal College recognized accredited CPD provider for MOC Program Section 1 credits.
  • Self‐assessment programs accredited by a Royal College recognized accredited CPD provider for MOC Program Section 3 credits
  • Simulation activities accredited by a Royal College recognized accredited CPD provider for MOC Program Section 3 credits.

Definition of a Royal College recognized accredited CPD provider: Organizations granted accredited provider status by the Royal College or the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME). A list of these organizations is maintained on the Royal College website.

Credit cannot be designated retroactively.

Royal College MOC credit (as described above) will only 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 in an activity eligible for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Credit will be converted based on one hour of participation equaling one credit for all activities.

Physicians wishing to convert Royal College MOC credit 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.

For AMA recognition of these activities, the following AMA credit designation statement must be included on promotional materials and all certificates given to physicians for their participation in the above-described categories.

“Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applications."

Certificates provided to participants must delineate the number of credits awarded in the following categories: 1) group learning activities (not including any credits for simulation), 2) simulation and 3) self-assessments, so that the appropriate conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ can be calculated.

Apply for conversion of Royal College MOC credit 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 online application, you will need to include the following items: 

  • A copy of the Royal College MOC credit certificate
  • Nonrefundable processing fee

Apply for International Credit Conversion (you must sign in or create a free account if you do not already have one)

You may also submit your application via email at [email protected] or fax at (312) 464-5129.

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