2019 ACMPE Enhancements: What It Means for You

As a reminder, program changes to ACMPE Fellowship eligibility will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2019.

If you are planning to pursue Fellowship,
here are the actions you will need to take:

If you do NOT hold a bachelor’s degree by Dec. 31, 2018 you will need to:

  • Receive approval on a business plan proposal or paper outline AND submit a final business plan or manuscript by Dec. 31, 2018.

If you have a bachelor’s degree AND seven years of healthcare management AND two years in a leadership role; OR you have a master’s degree with five years management, AND two years in a leadership role you will need to begin work on the following starting Jan. 1, 2019:

  • Complete Fellowship within two years of your application date. If accepted before Jan. 1, 2019, you will have until Dec. 31, 2020 to complete.
  • If you have a paper outline submitted and accepted prior to Jan. 1, 2019, you may continue working on your paper manuscript up until two years from your outline approval date. Starting in 2019, business plan submissions will be the only acceptable submission if no outline is previously accepted.
  • Log 50 hours of continuing education (CE) every three years following the new 2019 CE requirements. These CE requirements also apply to maintain your current CMPE credential in 2019.

2019 CE requirements

50 hours of continuing education pertaining to one or more of the Body of Knowledge domains must be obtained in the following increments:

  • 30 hours from MGMA and/or its state or local affiliates. 12 of these hours must be considered face to face hours (LIVE webinars, conferences, etc.)
  • 20 from qualified resources, providing proof of attendance.


If you have any questions about these changes and how they will affect your status, please don’t hesitate to contact the ACMPE board certification team at acmpe@mgma.com.

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