Agreement with European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC®)


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The American Medical Association (AMA) and the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC®) have renewed a CME agreement under which certain activities approved for EBAC® CE credits / points are eligible for hours conversion participation in AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. The renewed agreement is in place until September 30, 2023.

The renewed AMA agreement with EBAC® includes activities certified directly by EBAC® and by EBAC® accredited CME suppliers.

Only activities certified for EBAC® CE credits / points in the following categories are eligible for conversion:

  • Live educational activities with simultaneous presence of the public, on site or online.
  • Web-recorded educational programs available on demand and articles / texts.

EBAC® participation hours will be converted into AMA PRA Category 1 ™ credit for people who have obtained a doctorate in medicine, a doctorate in osteopathic medicine or an equivalent international diploma. Other health professionals may receive a certificate of participation.

EBAC® CE credits / points will be converted on the basis of one hour of participation equivalent to one credit for all types of activities. Physicians wishing to convert EBAC® CE credits / points into AMA PRA Category 1 ™ credit, and other healthcare professionals wishing to obtain a certificate of participation, should follow the instructions described below. Doctors and other health professionals will have to pay treatment fees to WADA.

The following AMA credit statement must be included on all promotional material disseminated and all certificates issued to physicians for their participation in the categories described above.

“Thanks to an agreement between the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals and the American Medical Association, physicians can convert EBAC® CE credits / points into AMA PRA Category 1 ™ credits. Information on the process of converting EBAC® credit to AMA credit is available on the AMA website. Other health professionals can obtain from WADA a certificate of having participated in an activity eligible for the conversion of credit into AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ ”.

Certificates provided to participants must be in English and must delineate the actual hours of participation so that the appropriate conversion into AMA PRA Category 1 creditâ„¢ can be calculated.

You can request the conversion of EBAC® CE credits / points into AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ or for a certificate of participation for non-doctors. The certificate (s) will be available in the transcription section of your AMA Ed Hub profile. Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

To submit a request, you will need to include the following:

  • A copy of the EBAC® credit certificate
  • Non-refundable processing fee

Apply online for international credit conversion

Download a paper application form

For more information on the European Continuing Education Accreditation Council for Healthcare Professionals, please visit the EBAC website.

European Council for the Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals

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