AAFP Prescribed Credit — Programs that have been planned with input from an AAFP member. The sponsoring organization must apply to AAFP for Prescribed Credit. If a course is good for Prescribed Credit, the brochure or certificate of attendance will indicate that it is acceptable for up to X Prescribed Credits. AAFP Prescribed Credit is equivalent to AMA Category 1 Credit. You can also earn Prescribed Credit by teaching medical students, residents, physicians, physician assistant students or nurse practitioner students (Limit 60 credits per re-election cycle for teaching).
AAFP Elective Credit — Elective credit comes from programs that have been designated as Category 1 credit for the AMA Physicians' Recognition Award or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) credit, but have not been approved as AAFP Prescribed Credit.
Enrichment Credit — Programs without AAFP Prescribed or AMA Category 1 credit. You can use up to 25 credits per three-year re-election cycle for AAFP.
Category 1/Category 2 Credit — These terms refer to CME required for the AMA Physician Recognition Award. Category 1 courses are formally organized and planned educational meetings. Category 2 includes less structured learning activities, such as consultations, discussions with colleagues, and teaching. Neither is equivalent to AAFP Prescribed hours.
Division I/Division II Credit — These terms are used by the American Board of Family Medicine. Division I credit is for courses that are accredited. Division II includes teaching and unsupervised individual activities.