Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
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SA-CE Requirement Eliminated for OLA Participants2022 was the final year we required diplomates completing their OLA annual progress requirement to complete self-assessment CE (SA-CE). All diplomates will still need to complete 75 Category 1 CE credits in the previous three-year period, but SA-CE will no longer be required for OLA participants. The OLA annual progress requirement is the number of questions a diplomate needs to answer each year. For most, this is 52 questions per year, but it will vary depending on how many certificates you are maintaining. Please see our blog for more information.
SA-CE ActivitiesTo satisfy Continuing Certification (MOC) Part 2, the ABR requires medical physics diplomates to attain 75 CE credits every three years. For diplomates not participating in OLA, at least 25 of those credits must be from Self-Assessment CE (SA-CE) activities. There are three types of SA-CE activities:
- Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs). Created by societies and other organizations and prequalified by the ABR, SAMs are primarily podium presentations with a post-session assessment instrument. Some organizations call these “live SA-CE,” and others call them “SAMs.” Both terms are equivalent, with the number of credits determined by the CAMPEP- or ACCME-accredited category 1 CE provider.
- Enduring CAMPEP or AMA Category 1 CE offerings. Enduring activities are certified CE that endure over a specified time. These include print, audio, video and Internet materials such as monographs, podcasts, CD/DVD, archived webinars, and other web-based activities.
- Self-directed Educational Projects (SDEPs). Although not required, SDEPs may be counted as SA-CE credit. A maximum of one SDEP may be recorded yearly. Fifteen SA-CE credits are given for each completed SDEP, and project samples can be found on the ABR website. For more information on SDEP projects, click here.