Continuing Education Available at OHSU

Type of credit offered: AMA PRA Category 1

Contact: Alex Cotgreave

Phone: 503-494-8700



Fee: Fees vary depending on the type of activity. Contact the division for details.

Application Process: Contact the CME office to obtain an application packet.

Application Timeline: Applications are due 45 days before the start of the activity.

Professions that accept this type of credit:   

  • MDs and DOs: Oregon physicians must earn 60 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or equivalent CME over the course of two years (OAR 847-008-0070) .   
  • Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). For the purposes of relicensure the Oregon State Board of Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations (in this case: OHSU, Division of CME) accredited by the ACCME. (OAR 851-050-0142).    
  • Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.   
  •  Certified Nurse Midwife: The American College of Nurse Midwives has granted reciprocity status for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by providers accredited by the ACCME and relevant to midwifery.     
  • Licensed Social Workers: The Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for continuing education requirements.    
  • Many other disciplines such as researchers, PharmD's, occupational therapists, physical therapists and anes-techs request credit memos for re-licensure or recertification if applicable. Many societies and credentialing bodies accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as an equivalent as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant's field or discipline. If you have doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, contact your Board prior to registering for the course.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Type of credit offered: Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD). Clinical Education, in collaboration with the School of Nursing, is approved as a provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) by the Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Contact: Clinical Education

Phone:  503-494-5902


Primary Nurse Planner: Stephanie LaRiviere-Miller, MSN, RN


Fee: There are no registration fees.

Application Process: At least one member of the planning committee must be a current employee at OHSU. Complete the request form found on the O2 NCPD website.

Application Timeline: The request form must be complete at least 60-days before the educational activity start date. Activities must receive notification from the Nurse Planner that the educational activity qualifies before advertising NCPD contact hours on any documentation.

Professions that accept this type of credit:

  • Nurses

Type of credit offered: CDE: ADA CERP

Contact: Alexandria Dewey

Phone: 503-494-8857



Fee: There is a fee for CDE. Contact the department for details.

Application Process: Contact the CDE department to obtain a OHSU Speaker Packet.

Application Timeline: Applications are due 3 months prior to the activity.

Professions that accept this type of credit:

  • Dentists: General Practice Dentists, Pediatric Dentists, Endodontists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthodontists, Prosthodontist
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Lab Technicians

Type of credit offered: Continuing Pharmacy Education

Contact: Paige Clark

Phone: (541) 737- 4015



Fee/Application Process/Application Timeline: Dependent on program, contact Paige Clark for details.

Professions that accept this type of credit: Pharmacists

Type of credit offered: ASRT approved A+ CE credits

Contact: Maria Thompson or ASRT

Phone: Maria Thompson: 503-494-3445, ASRT: 1-800-444-2778 ext. 1906 



Fee: CE credit review fee of $60 per day and $5 per credit

Application Timeline: The ASRT requests six weeks to review a live lecture for CE approval and nine weeks to review a self-learning activity.

Application Process : All institutions submitting courses for CE approval must submit electronically via the ASRT online portal :

Necessary for submission:

  • Course title, schedule, speaker, and date of conference.
  • Course objectives
  • Payment of the CE credit review fee of $60 per conference day and $5 per credit. 

Representatives are available to assist by phone and can be contacted at 1-800-444-2778 ext. 1906

Professions that accept this type of credit: Radiation Therapy: R.T.(T)

Type of credit offered: CPH CE credits

Contact: Rachael Godlove

Phone: 503-494-7131


Fee: $50 per activity / $250 for multi-day conference

Application Process: Complete form including providing a detailed description of the activity.

Application Timeline: Approximately 2 weeks

Professions that accept this type of credit: National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), Certified Public Health (CPH)

Type of credit offered: Dietetics CPEU

Contact: Diane Stadler, PhD, RD, LD

Phone: 503-494-7596


Fee: None

Application Process: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) provides prior approval for continuing education credits for CDR credentialed providers. Prior approval is required for self-learning or recorded events and optional for live events. To learn more about prior approval, the information required to submit a prior approval, and to apply, please visit the CDR website:

Application Timeline: At least four weeks prior

Professions that accept this type of credit: Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDN)