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Online Learning Center

The AAPM Online Learning Center (OLC) is a repository of enduring educational materials to be used by individuals to continue their professional development.

One valuable feature of the OLC is the AAPM Virtual Library, which includes:

Access to the Virtual Library is included in AAPM membership. A complete list of available Virtual Library presentations is provided below.

Additionally, within the OLC and for an annual fee, individuals can access a variety of materials and complete associated quizzes in order to obtain both CAMPEP approved Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits (MPCEC) and ABR approved Self-Assessment (SA) credits.

Online Education Credits Program
also known as Online Continuing Education Program
Annual Fee (Calendar year)
Students No Fee $50
Resident and Junior $20 $150
Emeritus, Emeritus Associate, Corresponding, Professional Affiliate and International Affiliates $100 $300
Full members, Associate members $150 $300

Join the thousands of other AAPM members who are using the Online Learning Center for their continuing education, research, and information needs.

Message from the Chair
Online Learning Services Subcommittee

Stephanie A. ParkerThe OLC is maintained by the Online Learning Services Subcommittee (OLSS) and AAPM staff.

Quizzes associated with MPCEC and SAM materials within the Online Education Credits Program are prepared and reviewed by volunteers and the OLSS members. A multi-step review process is involved before the quizzes are published online.

Currently, there are more than 550 quizzes that can be used toward Category 1 CME or self-assessment CME. For example, 62 credits are under "Diagnostic Radiology/Mammography" category for members to fulfill the MQSA or ACR continuing qualifications, 15 credits/36months.

The OLSS works diligently to update offerings and we frequently send out an invitation to write or review a quiz that consists of ten multiple-choice questions. Please accept the invitation when you can, and help us to help the medical physics communities. You may also let us know if you want to become a volunteer writer or reviewer.

Your feedback is valuable and will help us to further improve the quality of the Online Education Credits Program.

Stephanie A. Parker
Chair, Online Learning Services Subcommittee

  • Online Education Credits MPCEC and SA-CE Offerings
  • Online Education Credits SAM Offerings
  • Virtual Library

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Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit (MPCEC)
Self-Assessment Continuing Education Credit (SA-CE)

By successfully passing quizzes associated with informational sources such as journal articles, AAPM Virtual Library presentations, task group reports, and other publications, members have the opportunity to earn:

  • CAMPEP approved Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit (MPCEC)
  • ABR Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Continuing Education Credit (SA-CE)

For each quiz successfully taken, a member can earn 1 MPCEC.

Each MPCEC is equivalent to a Category 1 credit.

If you elect to receive a SA-CE credit, the ABR will count the quizzes as (SA-CE) activities.

To successfully earn MPCEC or SA-CE, a participant:

  • Must correctly answer 8 out of the 10 questions.
  • Cannot attempt the same quiz in the same 24-hour block; you must wait a day before attempting the same quiz.

To obtain credits:

  • Participant must sign onto the CME Gateway:
    • Select Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) via the organizations tab.
    • Enter your CAMPEP user ID and password and click register.
    • Click on the Reports Tab to view the credits that will transfer to the ABR.

Upon completion, on a daily basis AAPM transfers:

  • MPCEC credits to CAMPEP
  • SA-CE credits the CME Gateway

To view credits and transcripts, sign onto:

  • CAMPEP for MPCEC credits
  • CME Gateway for SA-CA credits. ABR requirements can be found at MOC.

    *NEW** The ABR no longer requires you to enter or upload detailed information regarding your MOC requirements. After you attest on myABR, simply retain your documentation in case you are selected for an MOC audit. Information on the ABR attestation process can be found at MOC Attestation and FAQs.


Self-Assessment Modules (SAM) – A vehicle for earning self-assessment CE (SA-CE)

Many AAPM members now require Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by the American Board of Radiology (ABR):

  • At least 75 continuing education (CE) credits are required every 3 years.
  • CE credits may be met by a combination of Category 1 credits (CAMPEP or ACCME) and self-directed educational projects (SDEPs).
  • At least 25 of the 75 CE credits must be self-assessment CE (SA-CE).
  • Other than ABR prequalified self-assessment modules (SAM) and SDEPs, the ABR will count all AMA Category 1 CME activities in "enduring materials" (including web-based and print) and "journal-based CME" formats toward the MOC self-assessment requirement.
  • SAM are not required but can be used to meet the (SA-CE) requirements.
  • Information regarding the MOC requirements can be found at What is MOC.

ABR approved SAM are now available and accessible to individuals registered in the AAPM Online Education Credits Program:

Online Education Credits Program
Annual Fee (Calendar year)
Students No Fee
Resident and Junior $10
Emeritus, Emeritus Associate, Corresponding, Professional Affiliate and International Affiliates $50
Full members, Associate members $75

To successfully earn online SAM credit:

  • Register for the Online Education Credits Program (if applicable)
  • Click on the Red Login Button below (you will be directed to the Virtual Library).
  • Upon entering the Virtual Library:
    • View the list of available SAM presentations.
    • Select a SAM Module.
    • View all presentations associated with each SAM Module and respond to all questions.
    • Upon completion of the presentations return to the SAM Offerings, via the virtual library link on the online learning center page.
    • Select the recently view SAM module.
      • The link to the quiz is at the bottom of the page.
      • The quiz must be taken to receive credit.
      • You must pass the quiz with a score of 100%.
      • You must wait 24 hours for multiple attempts.

SAM Offerings:

Members please log in to access SAM Offerings.

To obtain SAM/SA-CE Credits:

  • Each participant must sign onto the CME Gateway.
  • Click on the Tab titled "Participating Organizations".
  • Select The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SAM / SA-CE)
  • Enter your AAPM user ID and password and click register.
  • Click on the Reports Tab to view SAM Credits.

Upon completion:

  • AAPM transfers SA-CE credits the CME Gateway on a daily basis.

To view credits and transcripts:

  • Sign onto the CME Gateway for SA-CA credits.

We are currently working to produce and post additional SAM from a wide variety of sources. Additional SAM offerings will be uploaded as they become available.

Constructive comments are always appreciated.

Stephanie A. Parker
Chair, Online Learning Service Subcommittee

*If you have any questions or suggestions on how the Online Learning Center can be improved, please send them to Stephanie A. Parker. Every attempt will be made to incorporate improvements as quickly as possible. Problems encountered with the website should be directed to webmaster@aapm.org for quicker response.

Online Learning Center needs Question Assignors, Writers and Reviewers.
Want to get involved? Email
Stephanie A. Parker