Claim Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Make a CME claim and find out about the CME's income tax implications below. The CME Application for benefits is under "Step 2" below.

Make a claim 

You can now be reimbursed for CME credits earned, either through the:

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) MAINPRO® program, or
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) MOC/CPD program.

As participation in one of the two programs is now mandatory, this is a simple way to use up your CME allotments.

Claim online!

Submit an electronic CME Claims form and/or view a record of your past claims submissions (see links, below).

NOTE: After completing and submitting your electronic CME Claims form, you should receive an email from the AMA, verifying receipt of your submitted claims form. You’re no longer required to submit hard copies of either the claims form or CME course receipts. However, in the event of a random CME Claims audit, you’re advised to retain copies of your course receipts. If you’re selected to participate in the random audit, you’ll receive an email requesting that you submit copies of CME course receipts, as proof of registration and payment.


Claim online:

Claim by Mail

You can also make claims by mail. Follow this three-step process to make a claim:

Step 1

To claim a reimbursement for credits, simply go to the appropriate program link:
Claim from the CFPC
Claim from the RCPSC (This link takes you to the RCPSC  "Mainport" sign-in page. After logging into the RCPSC website, you'll be able to find the information about making a claim.)

Step 2

Print your credit earnings report and attach it to your completed CME claim form. (You will find reimbursement guidelines on the back of the application form.)

Print out your application form and complete it:
Complete the CME Application for Benefits

Step 3

Mail or fax your application form, credit earnings report and receipts to Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Benefits Administrators

What’s the payment process?

  • We normally issue payment within one week of receiving your claim form, the required receipts and course information.
  • Your receipts must be attached to your claim form for reimbursement.

What about income tax?

  • Reimbursements received through the CME program must be declared as income for tax purposes.
  • We do not mail out a tax receipt.
  • Please keep your original receipts.

When and how often can I submit claims?

  • Annual allotments carry forward for three years but expire on March 31 of the fourth year if not used. (e.g., you have until March 31, 2018, to use your 2015 allotment).
  • You can submit claims as often as you like but the expenses must have been incurred during the available allotment period (e.g., January 1, 2015, to March 31, 2018).
  • You can claim an expense in whole or in part only once. The AMA may request more information to verify a claim.

Electronic funds transfer

You can access reimbursement payments through electronic funds transfer:
Complete the Payment Request form

Mail or fax your form to AMA Benefits Administrators

Questions?

Contact our Benefits Administrator:
Deanna J. Longmuir
Alberta Medical Association
12230 106 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T5N 3Z1
T 780.482.0324
Toll-free 1.866.714.5724 (ext 5324)
F 780.482.5445
Email Deanna J. Longmuir

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