FAQs

On Demand CME FAQs


What is an internet CME course offering?

An internet CME course offering is an enduring material CME activity that "endures." It is most typically a videotape, monograph, or CD Rom. Enduring materials can also be delivered via the internet. The learning experience by the physician can take place at any time in any place, rather than only at one time, one place, like a live CME activity. There are special communication requirements for enduring materials because of the nature of the activity. Because there is no direct interaction between the provider and/or faculty and the learner, the provider must ensure that specific information, relative to the activity, is communicated to the learner prior to the learner's participation in the activity.

What do I need to sign-up?

If you are a new user, please contact cmerequests to register.  A username and password with instructions will be sent to you via e-mail.  Once you have signed up and registered, you will be able to access any CME course offering at your convenience and study the content. 

How does On Demand CME work?

You select the desired CME presentation, view the content of the CME program description and "View the Presentation". 

How will I receive CME credit?

In order to obtain credit, the online CME activity, post-test (passing score of 80%) and evaluation survey must be completed.  The estimated time to complete most activities is 1.0 hour.  Upon successful completion, a certificate will be emailed.  Participants may only receive credit for the on demand activities if they did not receive credit for attending the live session or webinar.  Presentations are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from six months to two years from the presentation date.

How are CME hours calculated for enduring materials?

Since people complete self-study activities (i.e., journal-based CME, self-tests, computer-based activities, video or audio tapes, etc) at their own pace, calculating CME hours can create a dilemma for the activity's sponsor. According to the ACCME, the sponsor of an enduring material should estimate the amount of time the average physician would take to complete the activity. This estimate becomes the designated maximum amount of CME credit for the activity. The individual physician is required to keep track of the time spent on the activity, and claim the number of hours he or she actually spent on the activity.

I do not see the answer to my question(s) anywhere above. Whom do I contact with my question?

Please email us at cmerequests@lhs.org with your question.  It is our pleasure to assist you!