Faculty FAQ

Becoming a Presenter at a CE Activity

Becoming a speaker, facilitator or moderator is based on many criteria, including but not limited to experience and expertise. If you would like to be considered, please submit the form below, and we will route your information for consideration.

Submit a Speakers' Exchange Form

Teaching Credit

Learning from teaching at a live activity (individual course/RSS) is preparing and presenting an original presentation at a live activity that has been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Currently, we do not offer credit for teaching at a live activity. However, you are eligible for credit as a learner for the portions for which you were not presenting and were engaged as a learner.

To request credit for teaching at a live activity, please apply directly through the American Medical Association (AMA).

AMA Guidelines:

  • Eligible for two AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per hour of presentation time. 

  • The live activity must be designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and the accredited CME provider of the activity has not already awarded credit for this presentation. 

  • Your application must include a copy of the page(s) used by the provider to announce or describe the activity, with the name of the applicant speaker, the accredited CME provider, AMA Credit Designation Statement, date and location of the activity. 

Addressing Cultural & Linguistic Competency/Implicit Bias

As described by the California Medical Association, the California legislature intended Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 and AB 241 to “encourage physicians and surgeons to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns” of California’s diverse patient population. Planners, faculty, and speakers are central to adhering to state law as noted in Business and Professions (B&P) Code 2190.2, which codifies the aforementioned legislation. This standard is designed to equip those involved with creating and delivering CME content with the correct tools to incorporate CLC and IB into CME activities.(CMA, 2023)

Planners, faculty, and speakers are vital to adhere to the legislation and integration as defined in the activity plan and design. Resources are available on our website and through the CMA CLC/IB Resource site.

ACCME Standards for Independence and Integrity I Disclosures & Mitigation 

All individuals in a position to influence the planning, designing, delivery, evaluating, and analyzing education interventions are required to disclose the presence or absence of relationships with ineligible companies, regardless of their profession or career status, including students, residents, fellows, other healthcare workers, community partners, patients, etc.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), our accrediting body, defines ineligible companies as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure forms must be completed and submitted before the individual engages in their role(s). For example, a planner must submit their disclosure before planning the educational intervention.

All of the following must be disclosed. The CCPD team will determine, along with the course director or designee, if the relationship is a relevant financial relationship.

  • identify all individuals in a position to influence the content
  • obtain the list of all relationships with ineligible companies and the nature of the relationship within the past 24 months
  • develop and implement mitigation strategies
  • disclose the absence or presence of relevant financial relationships to the learners

By identifying, mitigating, and disclosing relevant financial relationships, we can create a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from organizations that may be incentivized to insert commercial bias into education.

If a relationship with an ineligible organization has changed, including but not limited to starting a new relationship, ending a relationship, and the nature of the relationship changes, update your electronic disclosure form as soon as possible.

Disclosures of relationships with ineligible companies does not automatically disqualify them from contributing to the activity. Once the disclosure form has been completed, if a relationship has been disclosed, the CCPD team will determine if the relationship is relevant and develop a mitigation plan if the relationship can be mitigated. If the relationship cannot be mitigated, the individual must be recused from the role, or the activity may not be accredited.

The owners and employees of ineligible companies are considered to have unresolvable financial relationships and must be excluded from participating as planners or faculty, and must not be allowed to influence or control any aspect of the planning, delivery, or evaluation of accredited continuing education, except in the limited circumstances outlined in Standard 3.2.

Owners and employees are individuals who have a legal duty to act in the company's best interests. Owners are defined as individuals who have an ownership interest in a company, except for stockholders of publicly traded companies, or holders of shares through a pension or mutual fund. Employees are defined as individuals hired to work for another person or business (the employer) for compensation and who are subject to the employer's direction as to the details of how to perform the job.

An individual who holds stock options in an ineligible company is not considered an owner or employee of that ineligible company. Disclosure of stock options would follow the review and mitigation expectations as other relationships.

No. The responsibility for identifying relevant financial relationships cannot be delegated to the person with the financial relationship.

Honoraria & Travel Reimbursements

Upon processing of honoraria and travel reimbursements, guest faculty should allow up to three weeks to receive payment. If you have not received the payment by then, contact the CCPD course lead.