Eligible candidates must agree to the Terms and Conditions and meet the following requirements for Licensure, Experience, and Education at the time of application:
Maintain a current, valid MD, DO, PA, or NP license.
Provide direct HIV care to at least 25 persons living with HIV within the 36 months preceding the date of application.
Participate in the Academy Mentoring Program, either currently or within the previous 36 months. Visit the Academy Mentoring Program web page for more information about participation.
Candidates who are not in clinical practice are encouraged to apply for the HIV Expert™ Credential.
Complete a minimum of 45 credits or activity hours of HIV and/or HCV-related continuing education within the 36 months preceding the date of application. Continuing education can be earned in any of the following ways:
- AMA Accredited Category 1 CME
- College-level coursework (A transcript showing a passing grade must be submitted.)
- Teaching/lecturing (1 hour of in-class instruction is equivalent to 1 hour of CE.)
- Participation in an HIV-related residency or fellowship program (A letter from the residency or fellowship director confirming participation and completion of HIV/HCV related didactic instruction must be submitted.)
At minimum, a list of all completed CME activities must be submitted at the time of application. Course completion documents or transcripts may be submitted but are required only if the application is audited. They can be uploaded to the candidate’s account to aid in application review.
To be considered HIV or HCV-related, the CME program must be specifically tailored towards treating persons living with HIV or HCV. Programs devoted solely to comorbidities or other infectious diseases are generally not considered.