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1 Why can't I access the CME Exams?
2 How do I sign up for CME?
3 What types of CME are offered?
4 What is the cost for CME credtis?
5 What is the CME Bank?
5B How do I get or add credits to my CME bank?
6 How can I check how many credits are left in my CME bank?
7 How will I know if I am low in my credits in my CME bank?
8 Is there a time limit on my credits in my CME bank?
9 I have CME credits in my bank but can't log into e-echcardiography?
10 How will I know if I passed my CME exam?
11 Can I take the CME exam without reviewing the material for the CME exam?
12 Where are my CME certificates?
13 Can I obtain my CME certificates without having an active subscription?
14 Are my CME certificates sent to anyone else?
15 How many times can I repeat taking a CME exam?
16 What is the minimum score for passing a CME exam?
17 How many questions are on a CME exam?
18 What is the SDMS CME Units Policy?
19 What is the AMA CME Units Policy?
20 Are the CME activities submitted to the ABA?
21 Are the CME AMA PRA Category 1? Can the be used for NBE requirements?
 
 
Why can't I access the CME Exams?
 
In order to access the CME exams you must meet four requirements:

  • An Active Subscription for the CME Educational Content
  • Enough CME credits in your CME Bank
  • Activated a CME Session by clicking on the Activate CME Session link (right upper corner of each page)
  • Your Occupation Must Match the CME Exam Type

An active subscription for the CME education content means that if you want to take an Advanced TEE CME Exam you must have an active Advanced TEE subscription. If you want to take an Introductory TEE CME Exam you must have an active Introductory CME subscription.
 
If the CME Exam awards 5 CME units then you must have 5 or more CME credits in your CME bank.
 
In order to take a CME Exam you must be in a CME session. To activate a CME session simply click on the Activate CME session button when you log into E-Echocardiography or click the Red Shield icon in the right upper corner of each page just below your name. It will switch to green which indicates that you are in an active CME session.
 
If you are a physician then you get AMA cme. If you are a Cardiac Sonographer you get SDMS cme (if and when the application is approved). If you are a non physician or cardiac sonographer then you cannot take the CME exams.
 
 
What types of CME are offered?
 
We currently offer  AMA CME for physicians and ASRT CME for sonographers.
The ASRT CME is in the eTEE section ONLY.
 
How do I take CME Exams?
 
Once you have met the above requirements, just go the CME exam of the area that you have reviewed. Each CME Exam has a matching Educational Chapter. Review the CME splash screen, familiarize yourself with the format, and click "Start Exam". You can cycle through the questions (no time limit) and grade the exam at any time. To view your answers click the "view answers" link. You can go to any question and review your answer or change your answer.
 
 
How do I purchase for CME Credits for the CME bank?
 
You can purchase CME credits when you subscribe or at any time by going to your account -> CME area. You can purchase CME in different sizes which will be added to your CME bank.
 
What is the cost of CME credits?
 
  • 10 CME credits cost $150 ($15 per)
  • 25 CME credits cost $250 ($10 per)
  • 50 CME credits cost $400 ($8 per)
 
What is the CME Bank?
 
The CME bank is where your cme credits are held for you to use for CME activities. To view your CME bank just go to your account -> CME bank. In the CME bank are three numbers. Your CME Bank credits indicates the amount of cme credits in YOUR bank. The Group CME credits is the number of CME credits in YOUR Group CME Bank that was put there by the Group administrator. The Group Shared CME credits is the number of cme credits that is available and shared among all of the group members. You can take a cme exam and draw from the total cme available credits. When you pass an exam we will deduct from the group shared, your group cme, your cme credits in that order.
 
How can I check how many credits are left in my Bank?
 
When you log in that information is displayed. Also you can go to your account ->> CME Bank to view that information.
 
How will I know if I am low in my credits in my CME Bank?
 
When you take an exam, the splash screen will show the number of cme credits that the exam can award and your current level of cme credits. If you do not have enough then the "Take CME Exam" button remains disabled and a message is posted on the page warning that you don't have enough cme credits.
 
Is there a time limit on my credits in my CME bank?
 
No time limit. You only have to make sure you meet the requirements that are listed at the top of this page below the question list.
 
I have CME credits in my bank but can't log into e-echcocardiography?
 
You can always log into e-echcoardiography and view your account information. That way your cme certificates are always available to you. If you have CME credits you can purchase a renewal subscription or extend the expiration date of your old subscription, what ever you desire.
 
How will I know if I passed my CME exam?
 
On the grading page, we will indicates a pass or a fail. If you pass a link will be present that you can click to get your cme certificate. If you have passed the exam prior to the current exam, the link will not be activated. CME certificates are awarded on the first passing grade.
 
Can I take the CME exam without reviewing the materials for the CME exam?
 
While this is possible we discourage it by limiting the number of attempts at a CME exam.
 
Where aer my CME certificates?
 
The CME certificates are always in your account under CME certificates. Select one and view your certificate. They are also present on the cme exam grade screen if you pass the exam .
 
Can I obtain my CME certificates without having an active subscription?
 
Yes. Just log into E-Echocardiography and go to your account ->> CME certificates area.
 
Are my CME certificates sent to someone else?
 
If you put in your ABA number, we will eventually send them to the American Board of Anesthesiology automatically.

Cardiac sonographers must submit the CME certificates themselves as there is no central processing authority for cardiac sonographers.
 
How many times can I repeat taking a CME exam?
 
For AMA cme exams the limit is 5 attempts. For ASRT exams, the limit is 3.
 
What is the minimum score for passing the exams?
 
70% of the answers or more must be correct.
 
How many questions are on the CME exams?
 
For AMA cme exams there are 10 questions. For ASRT cme exams there are at least 10 questions per CME unit awarded.
 
 
 
ASRT CME Policy
 
The ASRT recongizes the eTEE section for CME only.
 
AMA CME Policy
 
The AMA recognizes the CME activites from this web site and grants it approval. The AMA will allow 0.25 CME (15 minutes) Unit intervals. Please check the AMA web site for more information.
Are the CME activities submitted to the ABA?
 
Yes, the CME activities are submitted to the ABA on about a quarterly basis if you have your ABA number (xxxx-xxxx format) in your account.
Are the CME AMA PRA Category 1? What about the NBE Requirements?
 
The CME is AMA PRA Category 1 CME and can be used to fullfill the National Board of Echocardiography requirements.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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