Epocrates CME Frequently Asked Questions
What is Epocrates CME?
Epocrates CME is a free mobile app and online resource that allows healthcare professionals to participate in activities for CME/CE credit on an Android or iOS device (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad), or on the web from a personal computer. Fulfill CME/CE requirements and stay up to date with the latest medical developments by engaging in activities across numerous specialty topics accredited by AMA, ACPE, ANCC and others.
Activities are accessible across all supported platforms as long as you are logged into the same Epocrates account on each platform. Start an activity on your Android/iPhone and complete it on your desktop and vice versa.
Please note an Internet connection is required to view and complete activities.
How do I download and access Epocrates CME on my iPhone/iPod touch/iPad?
Epocrates CME is a standalone application available for download through the App Store.
Simply click here to view and download the app in the App Store.
Once Epocrates CME has been downloaded, launch the application on your mobile device and login with your Epocrates credentials. If you do not have an Epocrates account, please visit our website and create a free account.
Please note that Epocrates CME for iOS is not compatible with the first generation iPhone or the first generation iPod touch. You must be running iOS version 3.2 or greater on your device to access this application.
How do I download and access Epocrates CME on my Android device?
Epocrates CME is a standalone application available for download through the Google Play Store.
Simply click here to view and download the app in the Google Play Store.
Once Epocrates CME downloads, launch the application on your Android device and login with your Epocrates credentials. If you do not have an Epocrates account, please visit our website and create a free account.
You must be running Android version 2.2 or greater on your device to access this application.
How do I access Epocrates CME online?
Visit Epocrates CME online at www.epocrates.com/cme. You can view featured activities or visit the complete CME activity library by clicking on the “Visit the CME Library Now” button on the home page.
To start an activity, sign in with your Epocrates credentials on the right-hand side of the screen. If you do not have an Epocrates account, please create a free account.
What specialty areas are available?
Epocrates CME provides accredited activities across a broad range of specialties and areas of interest. You can participate in activities across this range and obtain credit as long as your occupation is eligible for the credit.
Are courses only available for physicians?
All courses are available to all of our registered users; however, accreditation varies by activity. Epocrates CME offers courses for MDs, DOs, NPs, RNs, PAs, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
We recommend that you review the accreditation statement prior to starting each activity if you plan on claiming credit for the activity.
Is there a limit to the number of activities I can complete or credits I can earn?
No, you can take as many activities and earn as many credits as you’d like. Our courses are available in increments of 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, and 1.5 credits, which is based on the time estimated in completing the activity. You can view credit amounts allocated for each activity in the library listing of activities as well as on the first page of each individual activity you select to participate in.
What is CME Companion online?
CME Companion is a unique personal tool set designed for tracking, in real time, your progress in the activities you have started and/or completed. This tool set allows you to track your scores on questions you have responded to on both an activity and topic basis and compare your score with peers, create and track CME goals, view your activity progress and CME/CE credits earned, and schedule activities you'd like to take on a future date.
You can access CME Companion online by visiting www.epocrates.com, signing in, and selecting the “CME Companion” icon.
Both our Android and iOS mobile apps offer similar features under the Planner, Tracker, Performance, and Profile tabs.
Can I complete the activity in more than one sitting?
Yes, you can stop an activity at any point and return to it at a later time. Your activity information is saved automatically when you leave, whether it’s the Android, iOS, or online version of Epocrates CME. Regardless of which platform you use to resume the activity, Epocrates CME will save your position in the activity which you can access directly from the library listing, through the CME Companion (online version), or the Tracker tab (within the Android and iOS mobile apps).
Can I start and stop activities on different platforms?
Yes. You can participate in and complete activities from any Android or iOS mobile device, and any personal desktop computer. After beginning any activity, the activity information is saved to your user account so that it is accessible at any time.
How do I request a new CME certificate or reissue a lost certificate?
At the end of each activity, you are given the option to claim CME/CE credit for the activity. Once you complete an activity, you may be asked to submit additional information that is required by the accredited provider in order to issue you a certificate of credit or completion. Once credit is claimed for an activity, an accredited CME certificate will be sent to you via email. Your certificates are always available through the CME Companion (online version), or the Tracker tab (within the Android and iOS mobile apps).