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PEA - CPE Pediatric
Welcome and Instructions
ATTENTION: PEA (Practice Enhancement Activity - formally MOC) requirements have changed. Before you proceed with the PEA project and product purchse please review updated guidelines from the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) to be certain this project is required for you. Regaining Certification After a Lapse – American Board of Preventive Medicine ( 
Thank you for purchasing this PEA tool. Please use the following steps to complete your PEA Project:

1. Reach out to for project approval
2. Purchase the PEA activity.
3. Once purchased, the corresponding forms can be downloaded.
4. Complete the PEA Evaluation forms.
5. Once you have completed the Evaluation, select the button 'Mark as Complete.'
6. Completed forms can be uploaded in the portal by selecting the 'Assignment' Button.
7. Upload the form in the corresponding folder.
8. Once ACPM has received your form, you will receive a notification that the form has been processed and sent to the CME/PEA sub-committee for review.

Please contact with any additional questions.
PEA Additional Information

PEA Instructions


PEA Regaining Certification After a Lapse – American Board of Preventive Medicine (  is the board certification process for assessment of continuing competencies of physicians. The PEA program for preventive medicine physicians is managed by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) and continues to evolve to meet requirements set by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The process evaluates physicians on professionalism and professional standing, lifelong learning assessments, assessments of knowledge, judgment and skills and improvement in their medical practice.


ACPM provides tools and resources to help diplomates meet the requirements of the PEA process.



  • Complete two Improvement in Medical Practice (PEA) activities.
    • At least one activity per cycle must be considered a ‘primary’ PEA activity approved by ABPM and specific to one of the preventive medicine specialties or subspecialties (coordinated respectively by ACPM, ACOEM, AsMA, ASAMS, ACAAM, AMIA, ABEM, and UHMS).
    • Up to one ‘secondary’ activity may be accepted for credit per cycle. This includes activities completed for another ABMS member board’s  PEA requirements (deemed ‘reciprocal cedit’) or activities completed through the ABMS Multispecialty Portfolio Program.


Assessment process

This 7-step component of the PEA program applies to those diplomates whose certificate expired in 2010 or later. It utilizes a quality improvement model with opportunities for assessment of practice performance and improvement activities available in clinical practice, teaching, research and administration.


After enrolling in the selected PEA tool, individuals will download the Diplomate Practice Assessment Plan and accompanying instructions. An official copy of the diplomate’s assessment plan, required assessment tools, and other requirements listed in the instructions are then submitted to ACPM for review.


The assessment plan and instructions will walk you through the PEA process. Steps include:


  1. Select the activity
  2. Download the appropriate evaluation 
  3. Complete the evaluation
  4. Identify area(s) for improvement
  5. Develop/implement quality improvement plan
  6. Measure improvement
  7. Document process on the Diplomate Practice Improvement Plan
  8. Submit all required documents to ACPM via the portal (Instructions provided inside Module).
  9. Once all documents are submitted, the application will be reviewed by CME/PEA committee members
  10. ACPM will notify ABPM of approved projects


PEA Tools

  1. CPE I-Medical Records Review-Adults 
  2. CPE Medical Records Review-Pediatric
  3. 360-Degree Feedback Evaluation
  4. Report Card Evaluation
  5. Portfolio Evaluation
  6. Pre-existing QI Project
    1. The pre-existing QI project follows a unique process, listed below: 
      1. Project descriptions must be submitted in advance to, and meet the following criteria: 
        1. That the QI project has clearly stated outcomes (QI project must describe the change in the diplomate’s practice performance).
        2. That the QI project contains the necessary elements to evaluate physician’s performance and practice. (i.e., initial evaluation, intervention and re-evaluation).
        3. That the QI project was completed within the company and/or institution in which he/she currently works or worked during the current PEA cycle and that the diplomate played a substantial role in completion of the QI project.
        4. That the pre-existing QI project has been reviewed and evaluated by an appropriate institutional authority (someone other than the diplomate) within the 5-year certification cycle.
      2. Once a project is approved, the applicant will enroll in the PEA assessment process. Please do not enroll in the PEA assessment process without prior approval of the pre-existing QI project.
      3. Once enrolled, they will then fill out and submit the relevant Diplomate Practice Assessment Plan. They will not need to complete an additional PEA activity. 


Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Non-Member: $395.00
Student/Resident Member: $295.00
ACPM Subscriber: $295.00
Member: $295.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered

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