Are AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ awarded through CITI Program recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine toward the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for Sponsors and Diplomates?
CITI Program plans to participate in the ABIM’s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Recognition Program by the end of 2017. Please check this page for updates.
Are CITI Program courses accepted by recertification agencies toward the Ethics component of maintenance of competence requirements?
State Boards and professional recertification agencies typically recognize professional conduct and ethics courses as satisfying the patient safety/risk management requirement in their maintenance of competence programs. Learners can count them toward the patient safety/risk management requirement if the CME activity falls under these topics. The course does not have to state, and very likely may not, that it is a patient safety or risk management course. The number of Ethics credits learners can report is the number of formal CME credits and units awarded with the activity.
Are CITI Program courses accepted by the AAPA toward recertification?
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations such as CITI Program, that are approved by providers and accredited by the ACCME. You may receive the maximum number of hours that are awarded for your selected course upon meeting the following qualification requirements: complete the minimum number of modules necessary for the number of CME credits you wish to accrue; pass each module test with a minimum score of 70%, and finish the course within the credit designation period for physicians.
Can online self-studies be used for Nurses Contact Hours?
Independent studies that are approved for continuing education credits may be used for 100% of the hours required for certification renewal.
Do nurses receive the same number of AMA PRA 1 Credits™ per activity as physicians?
As of 1 January 2007, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) issues 1.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CE) Credit for each 60-minute activity completed. Partial credit will be awarded for activities of less than 1 full hour.
What is the difference between credits earned and time earned?
Per ACCME guidelines, a physician spending 1 hour in a learning activity earns 1.0 CME. As of the 1 January 2007, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) also issues 1.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CE) Credits for each 60-minute activity completed as well. Partial credit will be awarded for activities of less than 1 full hour.
Are AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ accepted by the ANCC for recertification renewal?
Yes. ARNP nurses with a Masters level degree can use these credits toward recertification. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ = 1.0 ANCC contact Hour. Nurses should inquire with their specialty organizations and professional institutions as to their acceptance of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Are Contact hours approved by the Georgia Nursing Association accepted nationwide?
Contact hours approved through the GNA are the most widely accepted contact hours for re-licensure and certifications in specialty areas. However, since regulations may differ from state to state based on current legislation or certifying organizations based on their mission, the individual nurse is responsible for verifying the requirements for their specific situation.
Are APA credits awarded with CITI Program courses accepted by psychological State Boards toward ethics CE requirements?
Yes. The American Psychological Associates approved selected CITI Program courses for ethics credits. State Boards of Psychology typically accept ethics credits toward ethics CE requirements.
Can pharmacists earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ also receive ACPE credits?
ACPE does not distribute statement of credits. In order to receive credits, learners need to contact their state board of pharmacy and ask if they approve CPE activities such as CITI Program courses for renewal of licensure or if they accept AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ awarded with our courses.
ACRP - Can researchers/investigators affiliated with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) claim CITI Program’s continuing education certificates toward their professional recertification?
Yes. The CITI Program at the University of Miami is approved by the ACRP as an Acceptable Provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours. CCRA, CCRC and CCTI participants holding ACRP membership status can use AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ and nursing continuing education contact hours, delivered through CITI Program courses, to apply towards professional licensure and ACRP certification maintenance requirements.
SoCRA - Can researchers/investigators affiliated with the Society of Clinical Research Associates claim CITI Program’s Completion Reports and/or Certificates of Participation (AMA PRA Category1 Credits™) toward their professional recertification?
Yes. SoCRA will recognize hours of CE for selected courses. Click here for CITI Program courses and credits currently recognized by SoCRA. Appropriate completion documents (CITI Program’s Completion Reports available on your organizational account upon successful completion of training) are required to be retained for audit purposes by SoCRA members who are re-certifying for the CCRP designation..
Certified IRB Professional (CIP) – Can CITI Program courses count toward recertification of CIPs?
Council for Certification of IRB Professionals has not given CITI Program advanced recognition nor accepted CE credits awarded for current courses with content it considers basic and fundamental training. CITI Program submits new courses for recognition when appropriate. Please check this page for updates.
Compliance Certification Board (CCB)
By participating in CITI Program’s online CE Certified courses, you will earn Compliance Certification Board Continuing Education Units (CCB CEUs). You must report your CCB CEUs in order to meet CCB Certification Exam or Renewal requirements. Unreported credits do NOT fulfill continuing education requirements. Always keep a copy of CCB Certificates for your personal records. If you forgot your login or password or would like assistance creating an account, email CCB@compliancecertification.org or call 952-988-0141.
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) – ALAT, LAT, LATG, CMAR Certifications.
AALAS evaluates online courses other than its own Online Learning Courses on a case-by-case basis. Members are required to submit CEUs earned using either of the Technician Certification Registry CEU submission Form or the CMAR CEU submission form within two years of the members Registry or CMAR expiration dates. CITI Program’s Completion Reports document the number of modules completed and the number of hours completed, as a ratio of 1 hour of learning per 2 modules completed.
CPIA – Are CITI Program Animal courses recognized by the CPIA toward the recertification of its IACUC Administrators?
The CPIA Council accepts CITI Program's Animal Care and Use Course for recertification. Course counts as category #2 credits for IACUC-related online training. Please contact your agency to verify modules that are eligible.
If you are already an instructor and need to get your Professional Certificate, please be aware that CITI Program courses are not graduate-level, continuing education courses for K-12 teachers with recertification, state licensure, salary schedule or other professional development needs. The courses may, however, be recognized for selected purposes locally. Our courses may be accepted as Non-Credit courses with the same requirements for completion as CREDIT courses, but do not receive a transcript since there is no university affiliation for Non-Credit courses. You will receive a Completion Report Certificate via email, acknowledging successful completion of the course and the number of professional development hours the course was equivalent to. Please be sure to verify the acceptance of a Non-Credit course with your governing body. Each state and educational district has its own guidelines and rules. It is your responsibility to make sure that our courses legally fulfill your school’s requirements for Professional Certification.
Public Health Examiners
Although the CITI Program is not a NBPHE pre-approved provider, learners holding the CPH certification can self-report their CITI Program courses to be counted toward their CE requirement. The number of hours to report typically follows the “1 hour of learning = 1 credit” ratio as each course module typically takes 30 minutes to complete. Check “Other Participants” on your CE Preference page (“My CEUs” tab) to earn and purchase Certificates of Participation upon qualifying. You can track credits on your CPH portal. Please be sure to keep a copy of the receipt you will receive by e-mail upon payment for audit.
CITI Program is applying for NBCC/ACA approved provider of continuing education activities status. You may however be able to claim American Psychological Association (APA) ethic credits earned through CITI Program’s courses toward your maintenance of competence. Please verify if your licensing board will accept these credits before you make a purchase.
CRD accepts self-study courses such as CITI’s approved by the ACCME and the APA. Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics pre-approved CITI Program ’s ethics and compliance in clinical research courses for ethics credit toward the recertification of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered (NDTR), other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), researchers, educators, students, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, clinical and community dietetics professionals, consultants and food service managers. Please verify with your local agency before making a purchase.
Non-Credentialed Students (Master’s and PhD Candidates, others)
CITI Program is not approved by Universities and state certification agencies as a provider of college credits and/or pre-certification CME credits. This means that students enrolled in a University degreed course curriculum will not receive credit on their transcript for CITI Program courses that offer continuing education credits (AMA PRA Category 1, APA Ethics credits, Nursing contact hours, Social Work credits). In addition CITI Program will not be considered by these agencies for maintenance of competence (MOC) toward future credentials.
Please contact us at +1 305.243.7970 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions not addressed above, or have suggestions regarding other types of credits you would like to see offered with CITI courses.
For questions regarding CE Certified courses:
Tel: +1 305.907.3100
For questions specific to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and American Psychological Association (APA) credits, standards, policies and guidelines:
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Division of Continuing Medical Education
Tel: +1 305.243.6716