Information & FAQs

In support of improving patient care, the Medical Educator Consortium (MEC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ is the most commonly accepted form of CE required for licensure and license renewal, with varying requirements depending on the profession and jurisdiction. The vast majority of US state and territory medical boards (both allopathic and osteopathic) have mandatory continuing education and competence requirements for license renewal.

As the accredited provider, The Medical Educator Consortium will issue a credit certificate or certificate of participation at the end of the activity and completion of the evaluation. This is an online process.

The Medical Educator Consortium (MEC) adheres to the Joint Accreditation Criteria and ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, which requires everyone in a position of controlling the content of a CME/CE activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the activity content.  MEC has implemented a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to the CME/CE activity being delivered to learners. The source of all support from commercial interests will also be disclosed to learners prior to the beginning of the educational activity.  CME/CE activities must be balanced, independent of commercial bias, and designed to improve quality in health care. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence within the medical profession

What does being an Accredited CME Provider mean?

Being an Accredited CME provider means an organization accredited as a provider of continuing medical education. Accredited continuing medical education (CME) providers assume the responsibility and accountability for developing certified educational activities. ACCME-accredited providers represent a range of organizational types and offer CME primarily to national or international audiences of physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals.

What are AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™?

The type of CME credit that physicians earn by participating in certified activities sponsored by CME providers (accredited by either the ACCME or an ACCME-recognized State/Territory Medical Society) which are recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as valid educational activities.  Physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals use qualified credits to meet requirements for maintenance of licensure, maintenance of specialty board certification, credentialing, membership in professional societies, and other professional privileges. The detailed requirements for credit designation are determined by the organization responsible for the credit system.

I am not a physician or medical practitioner; can I use these credits for CEU license requirements in my modality?

Non-physician health professionals who participate in a CME-approved activity such as ours are provided a Certificate of Participation, which verifies that they successfully participated in an ACCME-accredited activity with the stated number of CME credits for which it has been approved. The non-physician participant can then take that certificate to their accrediting body to apply for determination of equivalency and CME fulfillment. 

Can a medical practitioner that is not licensed in the U.S. (international) claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™?

If you are a physician – Yes!  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ may be awarded to any physician (defined by the AMA as MDs, DOs, or international physicians with equivalent degrees from other countries). The requirements for awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to U.S. and non-U.S. licensed physicians are the same. Otherwise, it actually depends on your license type and in what country you practice.  In order to maintain and renew an active medical license in the country in which they practice, medical practitioners must meet the exact educational credits and number of CE hours required by that country. You should access or contact the accrediting body in your own country for your modality for confirmation of requirements.

The nutraMetrix Educational Institute is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards making the process of fulfilling CE requirements as easy as possible for Chiropractors. PACE Acceptance by boards is defined as recognizing the criteria of PACE as sufficient to meet board standards so that PACE-Recognized providers may receive CE course credit approval without individual course application and fee submission. Note that specific subjects or formats (such as online programs) may be prohibited by board statute, rule, or regulation.

To see if your board recognizes PACE providers OR if a pre-check form is required, please visit