AMA PRA Credit System

Going abroad? Earn CME for international activities


You may be familiar with the many ways to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit in the States, but did you know you can earn CME for participation in certain international activities?

Physicians may earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for participation in select international educational activities through agreements between the AMA and two organizations:

  • European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) 
    The AMA will convert CME credit issued to physicians for participation in live and e-learning activities certified by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the accrediting arm of the UEMS, to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (processing fee applies).
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    The AMA will convert Royal College maintenance of certification credits issued to physicians for participation in CME activities, approved by Royal College-accredited providers, that fall within the eligibility requirements of the AMA agreement with the Royal College (processing fee applies). 

Certain international conferences also are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the AMA International Conference Recognition (ICR) Program. Check the list of approved international conferences, or learn more about how large international congresses can apply to be involved in the program (eligibility requirements and fees apply).

Learn more about how you can earn credit for participation in international activities. You can also read about how to decipher CME requirements at AMA Wire®.