Service Levels

CME/CE does cost money and the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) is not funded by the Medical School or the University of Minnesota. As a result, OCPD must charge for our services. We provide services to University of Minnesota educational partners (UMN, MHealth Fairview) and external educational partners. Please review the Service Levels sections below.

 
Once a Request for Activity Certification is submitted and approved, a quote that reflects the specifics of your activity will be provided to you. In the meantime, please review the Service Fees section below for general pricing information.

Services for Live (in-person or virtual) courses

  • Instructional design, delivery, and format consultation
  • Review of activity for AMA, ANCC, ACPE and other credit types as applicable
  • Online application and related resources to allow Course Director and Planning Committee to document their activity plans and other elements required for accreditation compliance
  • One-stop online learner CE Portal with 24/7 self-service access to:
    • Registration, services include:
      • Learner and customer support service via email, phone and CloudCMETM (CE Portal) self-service tools. Includes information on how learners can access the CE Portal and complete steps required to obtain CE/attendance documentation
      • Online Join Mailing List Form on med.umn.edu/cpd and in CE Portal for interested persons to sign up to be notified when registration for your activity opens and receive an email from OCPD with link to activity's online registration once registration has opened
      • Learner access to registration receipts and confirmations
      • Regular registration reports provided to Course Director and Planning Committee members
      • For live virtual or hybrid events-webinar access link provided to learners through their CE Portal account to facilitate learner ease of access and diminish the need to manage distribution of webinar links via alternate methods
    • Required evaluation
    • Evaluation can include a commitment to change question with individual learner follow-up at a specified time interval
    • Credit/attendance tracking
    • Certificates of Participation and transcripts
    • Course materials (ex: handouts, slides)
    • Access to a free mobile app (iOS/Android) where learners can use their account to register, access course materials, complete evaluations, access certificates of participation and transcript, and update their account information.
    • Optional upload of statements and transcripts from other providers to allow learners to create a personal, centralized record of their CE/CPD

In the event that an ed partner has an alternate registration system that they would prefer to use, OCPD will work with the ed partner to ensure their registration system is set up to collect required data and meet parameters for OCPD to upload their registrant data into CloudCMETM. Learners will still need to access the online learner CE Portal; OCPD will provide information on how learners can access the CE Portal and complete steps required to obtain CE/attendance documentation

  • One-stop online activity faculty CE portal with 24/7 self-service access to:
    • Complete forms related to their involvement in the activity including financial disclosures, submission of presentation, etc.
    • Course faculty customer support service via email, phone and CloudCMETM self-service tools, including information on how faculty can access the CE portal and complete steps required as a course faculty member
  • Resources to support faculty communications (including established OCPD communications cycle to faculty through CloudCMETM; ed partner can send additional communications outside of CloudCMETM as desired, communications templates and best practices resources available)
  • Facilitation and support for Conflict of Interest review utilizing a peer review process and documentation tools
  • Online marketing/event postings resource (internal UMN ed partners only)
  • Activity web page
    • Ed partner can provide an image and banner for inclusion on the web page to match their branding of their course.
      • For those who do not provide an image, OCPD will place a generic image (no banner) to create an aesthetically pleasing activity listing
    • Agenda listing
    • Feature to add activity to a personal calendar
    • A link to OCPD course listings is also included in the weekly Office of Faculty Affairs newsletter (internal UMN ed partners)
  • Activity listed on Office of Continuing Professional Development quarterly eblast
  • Access to templates and resources including the following:
    • Exhibitor agreement
    • Letter of Agreement for grants
    • Activity budget template
    • Communications considerations list
    • Auto-generated course-specific marketing flyer created through CloudCMETM
  • Educational support focused planning meeting with all planning committee members to provide consultation on approaches for seeking support
  • Exhibit services
    • Exhibit plan oversight
    • Online exhibitor agreement
    • Link to online exhibitor agreement on activity webpage
    • Guidelines and best practices for exhibits
  • Budget - OCPD will provide a template and guidelines for building and maintaining a budget for your course
  • Post-activity reports including debrief
    • Evaluation Summary Report
    • Final Registration Reports- if CloudCMETM registration services are utilized
    • Discussion of highlights and identification of key take-aways for future events

If an ed partner is interested in converting a recording of their live course into an enduring material (distance learning), OCPD can provide services around this. See Services for Enduring Materials document for more details.

Services for Enduring Materials (Distance Learning) courses

  • Host the course on OCPD website using the features of CloudCMETM to host the video/content files (current options: video file, pdf or links to external sites)
    • The educational partner is responsible for aspects related to video production and editing and/or the development of the content files
    • This service is available for courses developed specifically as distance learning activities or to education partners who have recorded live events and wish to offer accreditation on the asynchronous content

Note: OCPD can accommodate the accreditation of activities that are published in UMN Canvas or other LMS.

  • Review of activity for AMA, ANCC, ACPE
  • Online application and related resources to allow Course Director and Planning Committee to document their activity plans and other elements required for accreditation compliance
  • One-stop online learner CE Portal with 24/7 self-service access to:
    • Registration, services include:
      • Learner and customer support service via email, phone and CloudCMETM (CE Portal) self-service tools. Includes information on how learners can access the CE Portal and complete steps required to obtain CE/attendance documentation
      • Online Join Mailing List Form on med.umn.edu/cpd and in CE Portal for interested persons to sign up to be notified when registration for your activity opens and receive an email from OCPD with link to activity's online registration once registration has opened
      • Learner access to registration receipts and confirmations
      • Regular registration reports provided to Course Director and Planning Committee members
    • Required evaluation and post-test
    • Credit/attendance tracking
    • Certificates of Participation and transcript
    • Access to a free mobile app (iOS/Android) where learners can use their account to register, access the online course and related course materials, complete evaluations, access certificates of participation and transcript, and update their account information.
    • Optional upload of statements and transcripts from other providers to allow learners to create a personal, centralized record of their CE/CPD
  • One-stop online activity faculty CE -Portal with 24/7 self-service access to:
    • Complete forms related to their involvement in the activity including financial disclosures
    • Course faculty customer support service via email, phone and CE Portal self-service tools, including information on how faculty can access the CE portal and complete steps required as a course faculty member
  • Resources to support faculty communications (including established OCPD communications cycle to faculty through CloudCMETM; ed partner can send additional communications outside of CloudCMETM as desired, communications templates and best practices resources available)
  • Facilitation and support for Conflict of Interest review utilizing a peer review process and documentation tools
  • Online marketing/event postings resource (internal UMN ed partners only)
  • Activity web page
  • Ed partner can provide an image and banner for inclusion on the web page to match their branding of their course.
  • For those who do not provide an image, OCPD will place a generic image (no banner) to create an aesthetically pleasing activity listing
  • Feature to add activity to a personal calendar
  • Link to online activities included in OCPD quarterly eblast
  • Access to templates and resources including the following:
    • Activity budget template
    • Communications considerations list
    • Auto-generated course-specific marketing flyer created through CloudCMETM
  • Budget - OCPD will provide a template and guidelines for building and maintaining a budget for your course
  • Post-activity reports including debrief
    • Evaluation Summary Report
    • Final Registration Reports

Services for Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)

We offer RSS activity certification. An activity is a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned as:

  1. A series with multiple sessions that 
  2. Occur on an ongoing basis (offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly) and 
  3. Are primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization’s professional staff. Examples of activities that are planned and presented as a Regularly Scheduled Series  are Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards, and M&M Conferences.

Service Fees

Live (in-person or virtual) Courses

For University of Minnesota partners, the minimum cost for a live, one day (8 credit) CE activity is $3,510.00 plus a $5 per learner fee. A quote for your activity, including any applicable exhibit and grant support and any credit types in addition to AMA, ANCC, and ACPE will be provided once your Request for Activity Certification has been reviewed and approved.

For external partners, the minimum cost for a live, one day (8 credit) CE activity is $5,495.00 plus a $5 per learner fee. A quote for your activity, including any applicable exhibit support and any credit types in addition to AMA, ANCC, and ACPE will be provided once your Request for Activity Certification has been reviewed and approved.

 Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)

Fees for fiscal year 2022:

  • University of Minnesota department, weekly or bi-weekly: $4,211

  • University of Minnesota department, monthly or quarterly: $2,857

  • Non-University of Minnesota organization, weekly or bi-weekly: $7,805

  • Non-University of Minnesota organization, monthly or quarterly: $5,566

 

Enduring Material (Distance Learning)

For University of Minnesota partners, the minimum cost for an enduring material is $2,580 plus a $5 per learner fee. A quote for your activity will be provided once your Request for Activity Certification has been reviewed and approved.


For external partners, the minimum cost for an enduring material is $4,061.25 plus a $5 per learner fee. A quote for your activity will be provided once your Request for Activity Certification has been reviewed and approved.