Applying for Accreditation

Information for Course Directors and Conference Planners

If you are interested in providing AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  (physician credits) or Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education continuing education credits (ACPE) for your live educational activity, please contact the Office of Continuing Education (OCE) early in the planning process.  The OCE has an experienced staff to guide you through the planning process to ensure that all accreditation expectations are met and your event is successful.


It is important to ensure compliance with accreditation standards as well as UAMS policies. Therefore, please contact us as early in the planning process as possible. Planning documents received 31-45 days before the activity will incur a rush fee to facilitate an expedited approval process.  Planning documents received 30 or fewer days before the activity will not be reviewed. Credits cannot be awarded for activities that have already occurred.

You can call the OCE at 501-661-7962 or email  for assistance.

Fee Schedule:

2017-2018 OCE Service Agreement Fees

Nurse Planner Forms:

Nurse Planner Application and Conflict of Interest (COI) Form


Forms and Policies for CE Credit Application:

Perform a Needs Assessment to Identify Practice Gaps

Assessment Worksheet

Complete Planning Document for Accreditation Review

Planning Document

Joint Providership

Joint Providership Policy

Write Measurable Leaning Objectives

Learning Objectives

Verbs for Writing Measurable Objectives

Inform Speakers of Responsibilities

Speaker Letter Template

Conflicts of Interest

Collect information about financial relationships and resolve conflicts of interest for Planners/Speakers/Moderators/Authors

UAMS Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Resolution Policy

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

Disclosure Form

Create slides to disclose financial relationships to participants

Disclosure Slide Template

Plan the Budget

Projected Budget Template

Prepare Promotional Materials

Please note: Promotional materials may not be printed or disseminated without OCE approval. If required statements are not used or contain errors and prior approval was not obtained, reprinting and dissemination of corrected materials will be necessary.

UAMS Guidelines for Promotional Materials

Properly Manage Commercial Support

Please note: Commercial Support must be carefully documented. It must also be acknowledged properly to the participants.

ACCME Standards for Commercial Support

UAMS Policy for Commercial Support

OCE Policy for Commercial Support

Submit Letter of Agreement

Letter of Agreement

Submit Closing Report

Closing Report and Required Documentation