Obtaining AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for an Educational Activity

Please contact the CME office at 708.216.5317. We can set up time for a 1/2 hour meeting in-person or over Zoom. We can also have a discussion on the phone. We can go over the application and begin completing known information. We will send you this electronic application to you so that you can complete any remaining items. The application autosaves and  does not need to be completed in one sitting.


Use this planning guide from ACCME to help you understand the disclosure process for Independence in Accredited Continuing Education:











ACCME Planning Guide 2022

What gets disclosed to learners before the education?

If there are NO relevant financial relationships:

Inform learners that planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


"Dr. Trent Reed, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.”

“Amy Tomkins, Dr. Felix Aziz, and Ken Geffen, authors of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.”

“None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”

If there ARE relevant financial relationships:

Disclose name(s) of the individuals, name of the ineligible company(ies) with which they have a relevant financial relationship(s), the nature of the relationship(s), and a statement that all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

"Rose Gage, faculty for this educational event, is on the speakers’ bureau for XYZ Device Company."

"Elane Grace, planner for this educational event, has received a research grant from ABC Pharmaceuticals."

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

A pre-application link can be found below. Please use this link to start the application process, and don't hesitate to reach out to the CME office with any questions.

 Pre-Application for CME Activity