ASM CE Portal

ASM CE Portal FAQ

What are the system and browsers requirements for optimal site and video viewing?

Multimedia files, such as the ones used in this site can put a considerable demand on your computer. For PC users, we recommend using a computer that is running Windows XP, or a more recent version of Microsoft Windows. For Apple Macintosh users, we recommend using a computer that is running OS X or later. Although the presentations and web site can be viewed on any popular browser, we suggest Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 8 on the PC and the latest version of Firefox on the Macintosh.

What monitor settings are recommended for viewing the programs?

Because of the media-rich content we provide, we recommend viewing the programs at a minimum screen resolution of 800 X 600 pixels. We prefer to use 1024 X 768, but most settings should provide enough space for display of the pages.

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What information is kept for me in the ASM CE Portal?

Information about what specific continuing education activities you have participated in and earned continuing education credit for is kept in the ASM CE Portal.

Is there a transcript or total of my continuing education credits?

Yes. You can view your transcript by clicking on the "Transcript" bar at the top of the page. All of the activities you have participated in will appear on your transcript with a total amount of credit you have earned for your participation.

How do I claim credit for a continuing education activity?

To claim your credit and print your certificate for participating in one of ASM's meetings, teleconferences or webinars, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to the ASM CE Portal (If you do not already have an account, you must first visit the ASM's web site, click Login in the upper-right hand side, and create an account).
  2. Under "Claim Credits" on the right side of the CE Portal Home, select the appropriate event, Live Meetings, Teleconferences or Webinars.
  3. Select the appropriate activity from the "Available Activities" table.
  4. From the "Select Your Statement of Credit" page, indicate the type of certificate you will be seeking.
  5. For Live Meetings: On the "Activities Overview" page, scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your Badge ID for the activity. The Badge ID may be obtained from your printed badge or from your emailed confirmation letter. For Teleconferences: On the "Activities Overview" page, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your Group ID. The site contact received a Group ID prior to the teleconference.
  6. After reading the CE disclosure pages you will be directed to the "Claim Credits" page. From here you will be able to select each session attended, indicate how many credits you are requesting, and complete the evaluation for each session. (To view more sessions please click the page numbers at the bottom of the "Claim Credits" screen. (Do Not Press Next until you have claimed credit for all of your sessions.)
  7. Once you have claimed credit for ALL of your sessions select the "Credit Summary" tab (on the left of the screen).
  8. Follow the instructions to print your certificate. Once you print, your Statement of Credit is considered your final transcript and additional sessions cannot be added or changed.

Once you have claimed your credit for the activity it will be added to your transcript which can be viewed at any time by logging into the ASM CE Portal and selecting the "Completed Credits" button at the bottom right of the home page.

What types of continuing education credit does ASM offer?

Physicians and Microbiologists

ASM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASM designates select activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology, and Registrants of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists who are MDs or DOs may earn AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM toward re-certification. All other Diplomates and Registrants may claim Participation, California or Florida credits towards recertification.

Pharmacists

ACPE logoThe American Society for Microbiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ASM will award continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for participation in select activities and assign a Universal Program Number to each activity designated for CPE. Statements of Credit will be based on participation. ASM complies with the ACPE Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines.

Due to accreditation restrictions, all programs will not be available for Pharmacy Credit.

Other CE Licenses

You may obtain a Participation Statement of Credit by completing activity evaluations for sessions you attended. This is a detailed statement that documents your participation in the activity.

California Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLS)

ASM is accredited by the California Department of Health Services to offer continuing education. Eligible sessions are designated in the final program of each activity.

Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel

ASM is accredited by the Florida Department of Health to offer continuing education. Eligible sessions are designated in the final program of each activity.

P.A.C.E®

ASM has applied for approval as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.