Certifying Commission in Medical Management
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Nov 4-7, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ

Jan 25-28, 2018
Orlando, FL

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To become eligible to participate in the CPE Capstone, the final step to certification, candidates will be evaluated based on:

Professional Status

Medical Training

Candidates must be one of the following:

  • Graduate of a United States or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduate of an osteopathic school of medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Certified by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

A copy of medical school diploma or ECFMG standard certificate is required. 


Candidates must have a current license to practice medicine in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Virgin Islands. Candidates from other countries must be licensed in the country in which they reside and practice.

A copy of current license renewal is required.

Clinical Practice Experience

Candidates are required to have three years’ experience in clinical practice beyond residency and fellowship training.

A resume is required.

Board Certification

Candidates must be (or have been) board certified in a clinical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association. Must have been in good standing if board certification was not renewed.

A copy of board certification certificate is required.


CPE Candidates must have one of the following:

  • 150 hours of tested management education through American Association for Physician Leadership® (see chart of required and elective courses). Tested courses from other institutions will be considered for equivalency.

  • Graduate management degree (MBA, MMM, MHA, MPH, MS-HQSM, MS in management).

A copy of graduate degree transcript is required (except for MMM, MS-HQSM or MBA degrees through American Association for Physician Leadership®).

Leadership Experience

Candidates must have at least one year of leadership experience.

  • A narrative (not a bulleted list nor a copy of your CV accomplishments) describing your leadership experience and abilities is required. This should not exceed one typed page in length. Leadership experience might include managing people (performance evaluations, determining salaries, hire and fire), information (what data do you gather and how do you use it), money (managing your budget), and how you impact your surroundings (managing up the chain, deal with stakeholders, etc).

  • A letter of recommendation from candidate’s immediate supervisor affirming leadership experience is required. In the absence of a supervisor, a letter from the CEO of another significant health care organization is acceptable.