Service Levels and Fees

CME/CE does cost money and the Office of Continuing Professional Development is not funded by the Medical School or the University of Minnesota. As a result, OCPD must charge for our services. OCPD has two available options to support your certified activity: partnered activity certification or full service activity planning.
 
In an effort to provide transparency in pricing, minimum fees are listed below. Once a Request for Activity Certification is submitted and approved, a quote that reflects the specifics of your activity will be provided to you. Activities with multiple credit types (in addition to AMA, ANCC or ACPE), grants, and/or exhibits, have additional fees associated.

 If you are not seeking full service activity planning, the Partnered Activity Service Options provides information on the additional services OCPD can provide for Activity Certification and Activity Certification plus Registration.

Partnered Activity Certification

  • Review documentation to certify activity
  • Conduct online evaluation for participants post-conference and provide summary to planning committee
  • Award credit and issue Statements of Participation
  • Fees
    • University of Minnesota Departments:At minimum, the fee for basic accreditation services for a 1 day (7 credits AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM) activity is: $2,800.
    • Non-University of Minnesota Departments:At minimum, the fee for basic accreditation services for a 1 day (7 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM) activity is: $4,710.

 

Partnered Activity Certification plus Registration

  • Activity Certification services, listed above
  • Registration management through our online registration system
  • Activity listed on OCPD website with link to activity host’s website or contact information
  • Weekly registration reports
  • List of attendees provided to partner (OCPD does not print on-site materials, e.g. name tags)
  • Fees
    • University of Minnesota Departments: At minimum, the fee for basic accreditation plus registration services for a 1 day (7 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM) activity is: $3,550.
    • Non-University of Minnesota Departments:At minimum, the fee for basic accreditation plus registration services for a 1 day (7 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM) activity is: $5,460.

 

Full Service Activity Planning

We offer full conference planning services for certified CE activities. OCPD full service activity planning is available only to activities being offered by University of Minnesota Departments. Due to the many variables associated with a live activity, there is not a set fee range. Once we have a good understanding of your activity plans, we will prepare a complete budget.  

"The CPD staff provided excellent support for our event. They were also very cordial, polite, and professional. We enjoyed working with them." -Full Service Activity Partner

  • Basic Certification and Registration services, listed above
  • Full conference management (venue, AV, onsite staffing, etc.)
  • Marketing (email blasts, postcards, brochures, flyers)
  • Speaker communication, Conflict of Interest (COI) management, travel arrangements
  • Onsite materials
  • Budget management
  • Communication to registrants regarding activity details
  • Educational support and exhibit management

 

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)

We offer RSS activity certifcication. An activity is a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned as:

  1. A series with multiple sessions that 
  2. Occur on an ongoing basis (offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly) and 
  3. Are primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization’s professional staff. Examples of activities that are planned and presented as a Regularly Scheduled Series  are Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards, and M&M Conferences.
  • Fees for FY21
    • University of Minnesota department, weekly: $4,211
    • University of Minnesota department, monthly or quarterly: $2,857
    • Veterans Affairs, weekly: $4,211
    • Veterans Affairs, monthly or quarterly: $2,857
    • Non-University of Minnesota organization, weekly: $7,805
    • Non-University of Minnesota organization, monthly or quarterly: $5,566