Process & Requirements: Enduring

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An enduring material (or home study activity) is an activity that endures over a specified time. These activities include print, audio, video, and Internet materials, such as monographs, podcasts, CD-ROMs, DVDs, archived webinars, as well as other web-based activities.

The accreditation application is the mechanism used to apply for CME credit and is required for all activities. Applications for enduring materials are due at least 60 days prior to the start/launch of the activity and submitted online.


60 days prior to activity start date
  • Complete the educational planning process prior to submitting the application. (Please use the CME Planning Tool to guide you through this process)
  • CME activity application due
  • Disclosures are due from all persons involved in the activity planning and content development along with the accreditation application
4 weeks prior to activity release date
  • Final content ( activity materials) due for review
  • Post-test / outcomes assessment /evaluation due for review
  • Physician and Non-Physician certificate templates due for review
1 week prior to printing/distribution
  • Marketing materials (printed and digital)
1 week prior to start of activity
  • Letters of agreement for commercial support must be signed and fully executed​
4 weeks after activity end date
  • Evaluation summaries and other outcomes data
  • Final Participant list (including number of credits claimed per participant, and total MD and non-MD participation)
  • Final copy of all marketing materials (print and digital)
  • Final copy of educational content (in its original format)
  • List of commercial supporters including amount and nature of support (fully executed copies of LOAs should be with CME office prior to start of activity)
  • Financial reconciliation due
June 1 each year – status report
  • Participant numbers (MDs and non-MDs)
  • Financial status report