Live CME No Longer Required for Academy Membership

Oct. 13, 2021 - The American Academy of Family Physiicans Board of Directors approved recommendations put forth by the Commission on Membership and Member Services and Commission on Continuing Professional Development, to eliminate the requirement that active members complete 25 live continuing medical education (CME) credits.

This change will allow members to choose the learning format that best suits their needs and preferences, whether it be through live or enduring CME events, or both. Therefore, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians’ philanthropic arm, Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan, is offering live in-person and virtual activities in 2022, in addition to on-demand webinars.

Still need credits before the end of the year? MAFP/ Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan's upcoming fall events plus our package of Stay On Course on-demand webinars can earn you a total of 26 CME credits.

AAFP's CME requirement change goes into effect for active members whose 3-year (2019-2021) Academy membership re-election cycle closes Dec. 31, 2021, as well as for those in the 2018-2020 re-election cycle who received an extension, until the end of 2021, to earn and report CME credits for maintaining membership.

Active members must still report at least 150 CME credits every three years for maintenance of Academy membership; at least half of the credits must be Prescribed. An AAFP Prescribed credit is designated for activities that are designed primarily for physicians, with content directly related to patient care, care delivery, or certain non-clinical topics.

To learn more about CME requirements for Academy membership, view your CME transcript, or report CME credits you have earned, visit

Email MAFP Meeting Planner Denna Bunting at [email protected] with any CME questions.