Educational Formats

A wide spectrum of educational activities and instructional methods are utilized drawing upon the rich and diverse educational expertise of our presenters.

We strive towards developing educational initiatives that take into account principles of adult learning and we strongly promote the development of initiatives that include interactive, case- and problem-based educational delivery models.

Face-to-Face CME Program

A live CE/CME activity where the learner participates in person. Examples: annual meeting, conference, seminar. For events with multiple sessions, such as annual meetings, accredited providers report one activity and calculate the hours of instruction by totaling the hours of all educational sessions offered for CE/CME credit. The AOA allows 1A-Credit to be offered for all face-to-face programs that meet category 1 quality guidelines, faculty requirements, and which are sponsored by AOA-accredited category 1 CME sponsors.

Live Webinars

Online programs available via the Internet at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in an auditorium. Once the event has taken place, learners may no longer participate in that activity unless it is again presented on a specific date and time and is only available in real-time. The AOA allows up to 15 hours of Category 1A-Credit to be offered for live webinars.

On-Demand Programs

An educational program that has no specific time designated for participation. Rather, the participant determines when to complete the activity. Examples: online interactive educational module, recorded presentation, podcast. On-demand materials can be available for less than a year, a year, or multiple years. The AOA allows 1B-Credit to be offered for on-demand programs.

More information regarding AOA Accreditation Criteria for CME is available for download on the American Osteopathic Association website.


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