Continuing education credit is available for every perinatal health care provider who studies the Perinatal Continuing Education Program (PCEP) books. The American Medical Association’s AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (CME credits) are available to physicians. Contact hours are available to nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, respiratory therapists, and any other healthcare professional that provides care to pregnant women or newborn babies. Each contact hour is equivalent to 0.1 continuing education unit (CEU). The PCEP Continuing Education online evaluation system allows participants of the PCEP program to obtain either CME credits or continuing education contact hours for submission to professional organizations to satisfy their continuing education requirements.
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How to Get CME Credits or Contact Hours
Contact hours or CME credits are awarded after paying a $15 fee, completing and passing a book exam at 80% correct, and completing a course evaluation form. There is a separate book exam for each of the four books (and separate corresponding $15 fee). Each book exam is based on the practice unit tests.
To prepare for the book exam each PCEP participant should study the material of each unit and then take the practice unit test for that unit. Practice unit tests can be repeated as many times as desired. No fee is charged for completion of these tests but you must be registered on the website. When ready to take the book exam click on the link to ‘Book Exam and Certificate’. Participants must pay the $15 fee prior to starting the book exam.
After passing the book exam at a level of 80% correct or greater, PCEP participants must choose to Display Certificate and print it at that time, otherwise they will not have access to their certificate at a later point. The certificate lists the number of contact hours or CME credits earned.
Credit breakdown by PCEP book:
14.5 hours for Book I: Maternal and Fetal Evaluation and Immediate Newborn Care
15.5 hours for Book II: Maternal and Fetal Care
16.5 hours for Book III: Neonatal Care
7.5 hours for Book IV: Specialized Newborn Care
54.0 TOTAL CREDITS
You can access your CME transcript any time of the day or night by going to the UVA CME office website www.cmevillage.com and choosing Transcripts or by clicking on this button and following the instructions:
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Please Note the
1. CME credits or contact hours will be granted only for books with a copyright date of 2012. The book copyright date is given on the reverse side of the title page in each book.
2. Submission for credits must be made within ONE YEAR of starting book study.
3. Each learner needs to register at this website www.cmevillage.com so they can access the complimentary practice unit tests associated with the educational units as they progress through each book. As learners complete the practice unit tests they may access the online exam. There is a separate exam (and cost) for each online exam attempted. Prior to taking the exam for each book learners can take practice unit tests as many times as necessary to master the subject material. CME credit or contact hours are given for completion of the book exam at a passing rate of 80% and certificates are also available for printing online.
Accreditation and Designation Statements
The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 54 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Non-physicians should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 0.1 CEU per contact hour to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training activities that meet specific educational planning requirements. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded CEUs.
Click here to proceed directly to the PCEP Practice Unit Tests and Book Exams. NOTE: It is expected that you will complete all practice unit tests and book exams using Internet Explorer. If a different browser is used we cannot guarantee the validity of scores. Book exams and practice unit tests must be completed in one session; learners cannot save their work or suspend progress. Please do not start an exam unless you have time to complete and submit it.
If you have questions about the PCEP program, please visit www.pcep.org
If you have technical difficulty, please email Technical Support.