European Board for Accreditation of
Continuing Education for Health Professionals

CME in times of Covid-19: from live meeting to e-learning

Dear colleagues,
dear Madams,
dear Sirs,

this is a message to all those, who, in times of the Corona crisis, have planned to organize a live educational meeting in the near future, and now try to convert the educational content to an e-learning module.
EBAC has a longstanding experience in accreditation of independent e-learning (incl. accreditation of micro-e-learning) and would like to offer you all support needed to successfully achieve conversion of your live meetings to accredited distance learning material.

EBAC offers you the following options for conversion:

  1. Webinar: this will be handled analogous to a live meeting. Provider has to identify participants and track participation to award EBAC certificates.
  2. Studio recording of the presentations, offered as distance learning material. This will be valid for 1 year, renewal possible. Each module has to go with 6 multiple choice questions (MCQ) – of which at least 4 have to be answered correctly. The provider has to identify participants and track participation to award EBAC certificates.
  3. Micro-e-learning: similar to 2., for more detailed information please click here.


Since EBAC does not award half or quarter points, we strongly encourage to form packages of e-learning modules, summing up to full hours, i.e. full CME points. This would include times used for electronic interaction with your audience (“discussion”).

EBAC has access to a network of highly experienced expert reviewers, and offers accreditation of CME for all medical specialties as well as interprofessional education. EBAC certificates are recognized in European countries with formalized CME requirements (incl. Germany) as well as in the USA and Canada.

EBAC accepts applications from providers who fulfil the requirements as outlined in the Journal of European CME (JECME) (for more information click here).

If your education is supported by commercial interests, it has to be compliant with the International Academy Consensus Statement for Independence and Funding of CME/CPD.

EBAC is committed to finalize the accreditation procedure in 7 working days, once the complete application form has been received (and potential further issues have been clarified).

All applications can be made through www.ebac-services.org, and please do not hesitate to contact the EBAC office in case of any questions.

Best regards

Robert Schaefer, MD