Credit Hours

The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) requires a minimum number of continuing education to attain and maintain the designations of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) and Fellow (FACMPE).

The ACMPE online credit hour submission tool is found online on the MGMA-ACMPE website. Submit your hours online with the following instructions:

  • Go to
  • Log in by using your member ID# and password.
  • Under the "Welcome" message, select My Profile.
  • Choose My Transcript from the choices in the left column.
  • Select Add New Credits.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions. You will need the title of the conference/seminar, the number of credit hours earned and the end date of the conference/seminar.
  • Allow 24-48 hours for credit hour submissions to be reflected in your transcript.

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The continuing education requirement enables you to demonstrate personal and professional development and stay current with changes in the medical practice management field.

Advancement Requirement

As a nomiee of ACMPE, you will be required to have 50 continuing education hours and pass the objective and essay exams to be board certified. Once you have achieved board certification through ACMPE you will become a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE). As a certified member, you are required to have 50 continuing education hours every three years to maintain your CMPE designation.

Maintenance Requirement

Once you have advanced to Certified or Fellow member status, 50 hours of qualifying credit hours must be earned and submitted every three years. All members are on the same three year cycle. A prorated requirement will be calculated for Certified Members who advance after the start cycle.

Activities Approved for ACMPE Credit Hours

To qualify, the activity subject matter must be relevant to the ACMPE Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management. You may receive credit for continuing education taken within one month prior to your Nominee acceptance date.

You can receive ACMPE credit hours for:

  • Educational programs (e.g., MGMA and non-MGMA conferences).
  • College/University course work and independent study courses.
  • Published articles, books and chapters authored by you.
  • Published web course content.
  • Book editorship.
  • Formal, oral presentations at least 30 minutes in length.
  • Distance-learning programs (e.g., audio conference, self study, internet courses).
  • Poster presentations.