Candidates who began to use the How to Guide issued in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and or 2017 and have made reference the competencies contained within any of those How to Guides are NOT required to change the competency the activity refers to. However, candidates using the How to Guide for 2018 must relate the activity to the 2018 Competency Document.
2015 Activity Form Changes
We have introduced a new version of form 2B: Formal Courses.
If you use a 2015 and later activity form 3B, all Continuing Medical Education self-study is ½ credit.
Regarding updated activity forms: you DO NOT have to copy information from an already completed activity form on to a newer version.
As long as the activity form was issued during your current Credit Collection period, if you have used a previous version of the How to Guide and activity forms you DO NOT need to redo the activity forms to meet the current requirements. e.g., if you have been using a 2010 HTG and 2010 activity forms you DO NOT need to redo your entries on the 2015 activity forms and meet the 2015 HTG requirements for that activity. However, if you use the 2015 activity forms you must meet the requirements listed for that activity in the 2015 HTG.
To contact the Credit Portfolio committee regarding the Certification Maintenance by Credit Portfolio process please use
Alignment of Credit Collection years with calendar years:
As of January 1st, 2014 we aligned Credit Collection Years with calendar years. Please review the Credit Collection Period section of the 2015 How to Guide for details.
For CDE’s who earned their CDE in 2013:
For those who earned their CDE in 2013 your first Credit Collection year will end December 31st, 2013. Your remaining four Credit Collection Years will run January 1st to December 31st.
For CDEs who earned their CDE in 2010, 2011 and 2012:
Your 2014 Credit Collection Year will end December 31st 2014.
Your remaining Credit Collection Years will be from January 1st to December 31st.
Switching to the revised Credit Collection Year is indicated by using a single year for the Credit Collection Year; e.g. Credit Collection Year 2015 is January 1st to December 31st, 2015.
Summary of Changes to CM by CP Process 2011-14