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Academy Question & Answer

The AAHIVM Credentialing Process

Winter 2002

Question: Do I have to be a member of AAHIVM to apply for an AAHIVM credential?

Answer: No, the credentialing process is open to anyone wanting to apply.

Question: Is there a fee for the AAHIVM credentialing process?

Answer: No, it is free of charge.

Question: Do I need to send proof of my CME units?

Answer: No, simply complete the CME Tally Sheet and enclose it when you mail your completed credentialing kit. To maintain thecredibility of the credentialing process, AAHIVM will audit 10% of the applications. Only if you are notified that your applicationhas been chosen for audit will you need to send verification of your CME units.

Question: Do all my CME credits have to be HIV related?

Answer: Yes.

Question: If my ID certificate was grandfathered in and I no longer have to recertify, can I credential under Option A?

Answer: No, Option A only covers those who successfully complete the Infectious Diseases Board certification or maintenance ofcertification (recertification) for the current year. That means your certificate must be issued in 2001 or 2002.

Question: If I already have 30 units of CME, can I still take the AAHIVM HIV Medicine Credentialing Examination?

Answer: Yes, and we encourage it! Your exam score will assist our Scoring Committee in interpreting the psychometrics of the exam. Plus,taking the exam can be a useful review tool.

Question: What is the pass/fail score for the HIV Medicine Credentialing Examination?

Answer: Once we receive and process the first round of exams, the passing score for the HMCE will be determined by the Scoring Committee according to several grading models, just like board exams. First-round processing is scheduled for the first week of March.

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This article was provided by American Academy of HIV Medicine. It is a part of the publication The Nexus. Visit AAHIVM's website to find out more about their activities and publications.