CCMEP™ is the only credential that designates qualified individuals as Certified CME Professionals.

Test Development in
collaboration with:

  • Instructions
  • Portfolio Worksheet
  • Performance Scenarios
  • Payment (once worksheet is approved and payment code is received)

Recertification, which is available to CCMEPs who have documented a CPD Portfolio of performance improvement activities or who choose to sit for and pass the current form of the CCMEP exam. Recertification will be required every three years but once certified, CCMEPs who maintain their certification will not be required to sit for another proctored exam.

CCMEPs who allow their certification to lapse will be required to complete the currently available validated, secure, three-hour certification examination in order to be reinstated and will need to re-establish eligibility.

Active CCMEPs will receive reminders 3 to 6 months before the expiration date noted on their certificates. Candidates for EOC or Recertification will submit evidence that they have continued to participate in CPD activities since their previous certification.


Candidates for Recertification are offered two Options [OPTION 1 is described in detail below].

OPTION 1: "CPD Portfolio"
Submit "CPD Portfolio"; document 10 CPD points on Recertification Eligibility Worksheet; $345 + $50 processing fee. Project must be completed 1-3 months before the most recent certificate expires. See below for more details.

Sit for and pass current Form of the Exam; $400 exam fee + $50 processing fee. Candidate must pass the CCMEP Exam before the most recent certificate expires.

Click here to register to sit for the CCMEP exam: Register for exam.

- Demonstrates intense commitment to self-assessment, performance improvement and pursuit of one's own continuous professional development (CPD) while maintaining the status of Certified CME Professional (CCMEP);

- Permits the continued use of the CCMEP credential for 3 additional years without being required to sit for the current Form of the 3-hour monitored CCMEP Exam;

- Allows CCMEPs to continue to have their names posted in the "National Registry of Certified CME Professionals" and continue to use the "CCMEP" credential on business cards and email stationery.

- Provides material for evaluation of individual employees who excel in maintaining currency in CME matters;

- Offers opportunities for employers to publicize extraordinary organizational excellence and commitment to the healthcare community.

All Candidates for Recertification will receive a reminder via email 3 months before their certificates expire. Candidates who choose OPTION 1 must submit their "CPD Portfolio" at least 1 - 3 months before their certificates expire, to allow for peer review and receipt of new certificates before expiration of current certificates.

Candidates for Recertification must be listed in the current
National Registry of CCMEPs and must adhere to the policies and procedures posted online, including the NC-CME Code of Conduct and the Candidates Handbook .

The "Recertification Portfolio" documenting 10 points of CPD activities since the most recent certification or extension of certification is required for OPTION 1. For Option 2, you simply pay the registration fee, register for and sit for the exam. No Eligibility Worksheet is required.




To provide a method for CCMEPs to formulate and document evidence of continuing competence within the CME" field since their most recent certification or extension of certification, in order to demonstrate performance improvement while maintaining their CCMEP credential.


Portfolio Worksheet

Complete the worksheet to demonstrate your performance improvement activities and continued engagement in the "CME" field. Evidence a minimum of 10 points reflecting your continuous professional development. Completion of a CPD Portfolio offers one pathway for Candidates for Recertification to demonstrate competence across a broad spectrum of work settings.

If your worksheet shows that you have earned ten (10) or more points since your certification, or Extension Of Certification, submit the worksheet to [email protected]. You will be provided a registration code once it is approved to pay the fee to complete the recertification process.

Click here to pay the recertification fee once your worksheet is approved and you have received a registration code.

You will be charged $395 and will receive a receipt for your payment. Your certificate indicating your recertification will be mailed to you.

"CPD Portfolio: Performance Scenarios"

If you are unable to evidence 10 points utilizing the worksheet you may complete the performance scenarios for a maximum of 3 points. There are 6 scenarios available for .5 points each. The "Performance Scenarios" provide opportunities to consider examples of day-to-day issues and activities within the CME" environment and then to reflect upon how these situations relate to the Five Content Domains identified as pivotal to CME professionals. Performance scenarios should not include any information that is confidential to the Candidate or to her/his employer.

Access the CPD Portfolio: Performance Scenarios by clicking here:

CPD Performance Scenarios - version one

If your worksheet shows that you have earned less than ten (10) points since your certification, or Extension Of Certification, and you have elected to do the performance scenarios as well as the portfolio worksheet, submit both the worksheet and performance scenarios at the same time to [email protected]. Once approved and accepted, you will receive a registration code to pay your fee for recertification.

Click here to pay the recertification fee once your worksheet and performance scenarios are approved and you have received a registration code. You will be charged $395 and will receive a receipt for your payment. Your certificate indicating your recertification will be mailed to you.


Peer Review
Performance scenarios submitted as part of your portfolio will be peer reviewed.

Appeals Policy
Any applicant whose application for Recertification is denied will automatically be sent information about how to appeal the decision, including steps in the appeal process and additional information required.

Falsification of the application, including failure to provide material information, is grounds for denial of the application or for denial of certification. In such cases, the applicant will be notified in writing of the specific reason. There can be no appeal for failure to submit required material by the deadline.

Lapsed Certification
The names of certificants who allow their CCMEP credential to expire will be removed from the "National Registry of Certified CME Professionals" and the lapsed certificants will not be permitted to use or display the CCMEP credential. Certificant will have been sent at least two reminder emails prior to losing certification. Certificants are responsible for updating their contact information.

Reinstatement after the certificate expires requires passing the currently available CCMEP exam; documenting 15 points of education and experience within the CME field on the Eligibility Worksheet; and payment of the $400 exam fee + $50 non-refundable processing fee.

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