CM Criteria

Criteria for CM Approval

  1. Criteria for the content of CM activities: Activities must (a) meet a planning-related objective, (b) be unbiased and non-promotional and (c) communicate a clearly identified educational purpose or objective.
  2. Criteria for the delivery of CM activities: Activities must (a) be lead by one or more experts on the subject matter discussed, (b) use learning methodologies and formats that are appropriate to the activity's educational purpose, (c) involve the use of materials that do not include proprietary information, (d) be timed in a manner consistent with the time for which the activity was registered for CM credit (75 minutes = 1.25 CM credits) and that only the portion of the activity meeting CM criteria is registered for CM credit.
  3. Criteria for the administration of CM activities: Activities must (a) use mechanisms to record attendance and evaluate the content, (b) have a point of contact that is responsible for the proper administration of the CM activity.

For Mandatry Topics - Ethics, Law, Equity, and the Targeted Topic (currently Sustainabiltiy & Resilience) please CLICK HERE for a summary sheet listing learning areas, criteria, topic examples, speaker requirements and resources. You can also learn more on APA's website:

What kinds of educational activities are eligible for CM credit?

All types, for example:

• Face-to-face or real-time activities
• Distance learning activities
• Conferences • CD-ROMs
• Audio/web conferences • Online courses
• Workshops (including mobile workshops)
• Podcasts, telecasts, or other
• Lectures, keynote speeches, and symposia
• Downloadable recordings
• University courses
• Book clubs and facilitated discussions

What information will I need to register my activity for CM credit?
Please see the Session Submittal Form.


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