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Performance Improvement
The SDPA has developed two dermatology specific Performance Improvement (PI) - CME that are available to both members and nonmembers through our Learning Center.


On August 11, 2016 the NCCPA announced that Self-Assessment (SA) and Performance Improvement (PI) CME will no longer be a requirement for those in the 10-year recertification cycle, though they will remain viable options for CME. The SDPA Conference CME and Distance CME team have worked hard to develop excellent SA and PI CME opportunities and we will still offer them as long as our members find value in that benefit. The NCCPA continues to recognize the value of these very interactive types of CME and will weight PI and SA CME more heavily, which makes the value per hour of CME even better for these options. This translates to double credits for the first 20 PI-CME hours and 1.5 credits for every hour SA CME earned.


A 20 credit PI project is an accredited program which requires you to review a number of patient charts with specific questions in mind. Then you read and review approved educational material related to the project, followed by another review of patient charts with the same questions in mind. You will determine if the educational material has altered your practice. Your practice is not required to change in order to earn your credits.

SDPA Performance Improvement Programs

We are pleased to offer the two PI CME courses to member and non-members. 

  • Acne and Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Infection Control for Dermatologic Procedures

Visit our Learning Center to learn more about each PI program and sign up to complete them. 


Visit the SDPA Learning Center




Here is a link to more details on PI CME: 

SDPA Article on the NCCPA's Changes

If you have any questions or would like to get involved in development contact Distance-CME Committee Co-Chair Amy Doody at


SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference 2019
June 6-9, 2019 – Marriott Marquis – Washington D.C.
Pre-Conference June 5

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