ASM Continuing Education Opportunities

At each educational activity such as the General Meeting, Biodefense, ICAAC, workshops and teleconferences, select sessions are designated for specific credit types. Please review the information below to select the credit type that best fits your needs. If you need additional information regarding your continuing education needs please email


  • Continuing Education Mission Statements
    The ASM Mission Statements for both Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Pharmacy Education are located at the link above.  Each mission describes the purpose and process of developing educational activities. For more information please select the link above.
  • ASM CE Portal

    The ASM CE Portal is a centralized location for all continuing education activities.  Claim credit, print your certificate participate in free educational activities, Browse a library of available educational activities, and track your activities on your own personalized transcript.

  • P.A.C.E.®

    ASM is accredited to provide P.A.C.E.®-approved continuing education (CEs) credits for its clinical laboratory professional development activities. P.A.C.E.®, professional acknowledgement for continuing education, was created in 1977. It is sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and was designed specifically for clinical laboratory professionals.

  • California and Florida Credit
    ASM provides State Accreditations for the California Clinical Laboratory Scientists.  For more information please select the link above.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)


    alt The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    The France Foundation 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 Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

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

    CPE Monitor
    All ASM meeting attendees claiming continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit must first register with CPE Monitor.  CPE Monitor is a national, collaborative effort by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed continuing pharmacy education credits.

    All attendees claiming CPE credit must enter their NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth prior to claiming CPE credit through the American Society for Microbiology’s CE Portal.  It is the responsibility of the pharmacist to provide the correct information [i.e. ID and DOB (in MMDD format)] in order to receive credit.

    To obtain the NABP e-Profile ID, visit

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Continuing Education Mission Statements

    Physicians and Microbiologists

    The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

    The American Medical Association (AMA) has determined that physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible 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 may earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward re-certification. Each professional should claim credit commensurate with their level of participation in the activity.


    Other CE Licenses

    A Participation Certificate can be obtained by completing the activity evaluation. This is a detailed statement that documents your participation in this activity.

    All Continuing Education Certificates may be obtained through the ASM CE Portal.

    Learning Objectives

    All sessions eligible for continuing education credit have learning objectives. Learning objectives enable prospective participants to determine if the activity is appropriate for them. ASM provides conveners the following guide on writing learning objectives.

    Guide to Writing Learning Objectives

    Financial Disclosures

    Per ASM policy, all speakers and persons who have control over the content of Continuing Medical Education activities must disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.  ASM requires all speakers and planners compy with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support and sign an ASM Attestation Form.