Self-instructional activities include, but are not limited to: computer-based programs, written home study programs, videotapes, audiotapes, CD’s, DVD’s, recorded webinars, etc. Guidelines for Self-Instructional CME Activities include, but are not limited to:
- The number of CME credits requested must be consistent with the length of time it takes to complete the self- instructional program and post-test. See SDMS CME Policies and Procedures for timed agenda guidelines.
- CME post-tests or embedded assessments are required for all self-instructional CME activities.The CME post-test or embedded assessment answers cannot be published in or with the self-instructional program.
- The CME post-test or embedded assessment questions must be consistent with the learning objectives of the program. The objectives and corresponding number of CME test questions must be consistent with the scope of the activity’s content.
- The CME Activity Director/CME provider is responsible for grading the post-tests. The SDMS is not responsible for grading post-tests.
- The CME provider must review the content of the educational activity each year to ensure accuracy and validity.
Note: Depending on the length and complexity of the self-instructional activity, it may take more than 45 calendar days to complete the review. CME Activity Directors are encouraged to submit their application for SDMS CME credit approval as early as possible to ensure review is completed prior to the planned release date of the activity.
**For more information and instructions on how to apply for a self-instructional activity, please review the SDMS CME Policies and Procedures.