Using UpToDate for Professional Development

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

Researching clinical questions using UpToDate can be applied towards continuing education requirements. Subscribers can enhance clinical knowledge without taking time away from patient care.

  • Answer clinical questions as they arise, and earn credit at the same time. No additional testing is required.
  • UpToDate offers a variety of credits such as AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, AANP contact hours, and CFPC Mainpro+ Certified Self-Learning Credit.
  • Submit credit at any time. Credit can be redeemed for up to two years and may be processed at any time during the active subscription period.
  • Save time and money by fulfilling CME/CE/CPD requirements without having to leave the office or home. Credit is offered at no additional cost with an individual subscription or through an EHR or other clinical system that has implemented the UpToDate integration API.

UpToDate Supports Your MOC Efforts

Clinician can use the time they spend with UpToDate to fulfill continuing professional development requirements including MOC Part II of several ABMS Member Boards.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Medical Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, UpToDate has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity, applying exclusively to the general MOC-CME requirement for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity
American Board of Allergy and Immunology
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

American Board of Surgery

Credits earned from use of UpToDate may fulfill Part 2 CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery MOC Program.

ABIM is implementing new technology for CME providers like UpToDate to transmit MOC CME credits in a way the ABIM can accept and process. UpToDate is very interested in supporting our subscribers as they work to meet their MOC requirements. We are working to develop software on our end so that UpToDate users can obtain these credits in the future.

Nursing Licensure Requirements

Many states may accept the use of UpToDate to fulfill nursing licensing requirements – an added benefit for using this valuable resource.

Read more about how UpToDate can help meet nursing continuing education requirements here: Nursing CE Requirements and Use of UpToDate Overview.

Use of UpToDate is acceptable to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for renewal requirements. In addition, the ANCC has indicated that use of UpToDate meets the pharmacology requirement for nurse practitioners. However, it us up to the individual user to ensure that the content meets their needs and fits the requirements for this category. Please contact the ANCC for more information.

Please note:

Nurses are responsible for confirming with their state nursing board that UpToDate may be accepted to fulfill their CE requirements. Nursing Licensing Boards accept only those CE activities which meet their requirements. UpToDate cannot determine if credit earned using UpToDate are relevant to each licensee, therefore UpToDate cannot guarantee acceptance of all credits for all licensees.