General Planning Timelines

Considerable planning is needed to produce CME activities. The Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning has developed timelines for each activity type to help guide the development process. The illustrations below provide an overview of milestones and timing. 

More detailed timelines, including a list of key tasks for each milestone, are available in the Planning Guide section.


RSS timeline


Local Course timeline


National/Regional course timeline


Self Study timeline


PI CME timeline


PI CME with Part IV MOC timeline