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Submitting for Prior Approval

Submitting Live Activities for Prior Approval


  • Activities that qualify as live:
    • Activity Type 130: Exhibits 
    • Activity Type 140: Experiential Skill Development
    • Activity Type 150: Interactive Workshop
    • Activity Type 160: Journal Club
    • Activity Type 170: Live Lectures/Seminars
    • Activity Type 171: Live Webinars/Teleseminars
    • Activity Type 180: Posters
    • Activity Type 210: Residency & Fellowship Programs
    • Activity Type 230: Study Groups
  • Additional information on Activity Types can be found in the PDP Guide 
  • A checklist of Prior Approval Live Activity requirements can be found Here 
  • A checklist of CPE content criteria can be found Here 
  • Click Here for information on what happens after you submit for prior approval 
   


 

   

Submitting Self-Studies for Prior Approval 


  • Self-study activities are defined as educational materials (e.g. audio, video, and web-based materials, study kits, modules, and publications) used for individual study 
  • Only activities preapproved by CDR of from CDR-approved CPEU providers are accepted for self-study CPEUs.
  • Activity Types that qualify as self-studies are:
    • Activity Type 700: Audio-Based Self-Study
    • Activity Type 710: Computer-Based Self-Study
    • Activity Type 720: Printed Self-Study
    • Activity Type 730: Video-Based Self-Study
    • Activity Type 740: Web-Based Self-Study 
  • Additional information on Activity Types can be found in the PDP Guide 
  • A checklist of Prior Approval Self-Study Activity requirements can be found Here
  • A checklist of CPE self-study content criteria can be found Here
  • Click Here for information on what happens after you submit for prior approval 

 

Policy Update:

CDR has revised the current continuing professional education approval criteria to require that all continuing professional education activity types addressing diet and nutrition topics*, include a CDR Credentialed RD or DTR in program planning.  This policy change is effective for continuing professional activities offered on or after June 1, 2018 and for CDR credentialed practitioners recertifying beginning a new recertification cycle on or after June 2, 2018.


*Academic Coursework, and CPE activities offered by American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Psychological Association (APA), American Public Health Association (APHA), pharmacy, dentistry, and speech language pathology societies and associations are excluded from this requirement.

Fees Associated with Prior Approval


Beginning June 1, 2018, CDR Implemented a prior-approval fee for CPE activities submitted for prior approval 

The fee Structure is as follows:

  • 1 - 10 CPEUs = $30 per activity 
  • 11 or more CPEUs = $60 per activity 

Payments must be made through the online system by credit card. Please note this fee covers the review of all activities. Should your event be cancelled, the review fee will not be refunded.  

Activities being reviewed by state affiliates are not subject to the above fees. For a list of State Affiliates, Click Here

   
 

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