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Q1: What is Continuing Medical Education\ Continuing Professional Development (CME\CPD)?

Continuing Medical Education\ Continuing Professional Development (CME\CPD ) consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, and increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of CME\CPD is the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

A broad definition of CME\CPD, such as the one found above, recognizes that all continuing educational and professional development activities whom assist physicians and health professionals in carrying out their professional responsibilities more effectively and efficiently are CME\CPD.

Not all continuing educational and professional development activities which physicians and health professionals may engage in however are CME\CPD. They may participate in worthwhile activities which are not related directly to their professional work and these activities are not CME\CPD. Continuing educational and professional development activities which respond to a physician's and health specialists' non-professional educational needs or interests such as; personal financial planning or appreciation of literature or music, are not CME\CPD.

Q2: How can I earn credit using cmegulf-online.net?

Credit from cmegulf-online.net is granted on per-activity basis (usually 1 credit per completed activity). In order to earn credits, you must be a registered user of cmegulf-online.net, answer all the questions for a particular activity, and then submit the quiz answers for credit.

Q3: What will I receive to document the credit I have earned?

Once you have submitted the answers of the activity quiz for credit and pass, you will be able to print your certificate online for all local accredited programs.

And for international accredited programs a single certificate with credit points will be issued every six months. Also you may request for Additional individual Certificate (By Activity or topic), all international certificates will be send by mail to your address.

Q4: How do I know that my answers for the CME\CPD quiz are correct?

Once you have completed and submitted a specific CME\CPD activity, your test score will be displayed in your profile CME\CPD tracker.

Q5: Do I need to get a percentage of questions correct to earn credit?

Yes. A specified score is required to receive credit for each quiz submitted.

Q6: Who accredits cmegulf-online.net?

cmegulf-online.net is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) and the Saudi Heart Association (SHA).

And our international programs are provided through our Partners INDEGENETM and are accredited from the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME).

Q7: What is the local Accreditation buddy?

Local Accreditation is the accreditation from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties(SCFHS).

Q8: What is an international Accreditation?

International Accreditation is provided thru our Partners INDEGENETM who are accredited from the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME).

Q9: How can I register in cmegulf-online.net ?

Click on “new user” on the left side of the web site and fill the form with your personal details, an e-mail will be send to your e-mail with a link to complete your registration.

Q10: Do I have to pay the fees in order to view the web site topics?

No, all registrars are able to view and print and download the web site topics (some programs you can only view the summary and related information) , but to be able to take the test and get the accredited CME\CPD hrs. fees must be paid.

Q11: Will these credits be accepted by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties?

Yes, and all our activities are accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS).

Q12: How many hours the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties will accept from online education?

The Maximum Number of Hours that can be accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) are as follow:

Category Maximum number of Hours\year
Physicians\Dentists 10 CME\CPD Hrs. per Year
Pharmacists 7 CME\CPD Hrs. per Year
Nurses, Technicians and other Applied Health Professionals 5 CME\CPD Hrs. per Year
Q13: Are your CME\CPD activities accredited?

Yes. To see the details of our accreditations, click the Accreditation link on the top of the page.

Q14: How do I get my certificates?

After answering all of the test questions and hitting the Submit button at the bottom of the Course Details page, you will be able to print your certificate on line if you pass the test (Local Accreditation only), you can also print your certificate at any time by logging into your account and to the CME\CPD tracker.

And for international accreditation for a single certificate with credit points will be issued every six months. Also, you may request for Additional individual Certificate (By activity or topic) and these certificates will be sent by mail to your address.

Q15: How can I keep track of all the courses I've completed?

cmegulf-online.net keeps a transcript of all the tests you've completed. To see or print the certificates, log into your account, click the CME\CPD Tracker button.

Q16: What is the best approach for taking the activity quiz?

Participants should read the self-study material, and then go to the quiz. Leaving the quiz partway through will cause the user to lose his/her answers. After completing the quiz, the user will be provided with his score in the quiz.

Q17: I can't remember my password What can I do?

If you've forgotten your password, go to the home page and click on the “forget password” link in the Member Login box. Next, type in the e-mail address you used when you registered and user name, then click Send. You will receive an e-mail from CME\CPD gulf-online.net containing your ID and password. (It's important to keep your e-mail address current. If your e-mail address changes at any time after you register, be sure to update it on your profile page.)

Q18: How do I change my password and user ID?

After logging in click the “change password” link in the middle of your profile or on the left side of your profile page. User IDs cannot be changed once they've been entered into the system. If you would like to change your user ID, you must re-register.

Q19: How can I know if my subscription is still valid ?

After logging in click on the status subscription link in the middle of your profile or on the left side of your profile page.

Q20: How can I add the CME/CPD Access Code to my account?
  • If you are registered user go to step number 3 directly.
  • If you are not registered yet:
    • Go to http://cmegulf-online.net
    • Click the link "New User?".
    • Click "Online Registration"
    • Fill the form and hit the "Register" button.
    • Check your mail and confirm your registration.
  • Login to the http://cmegulf-online.net using your username and password.
  • Under "My Home" section, click "Add CME/CPD Access Code".
  • Enter your CME/CPD Access Code, and hit "Get Access Code" button.
  • Check your subscription status to make sure the CME/CPD Access Code was added.
  • Now navigate the site and enjoy reading the topics allowed.
  • In case of facing difficulties, pleas drop mail to: webmaster@cmegulf-online.net.