Recredentialing Pathway

An additional alternate pathway is now offered to maintain the original date of a CMET Member’s certification named Recredentialing. The policy proposal was passed by the CMET Board of Directors and became an active policy April 12, 2017.  

Most hospitals and wound healing centers require recertification.   The recommendation is that our physicians recertify. However, there are physicians for whom wound care recertification is not needed. For physicians who are not seeking recertification, an alternate pathway to maintain certification is being offered. "Recredentialing” maintains the original certification date and allows physicians to maintain active certification with the Council for Medical Education and Testing.

Recredentialing is not the same as recertification. Recertification provides an updated certification date. Recredentialing maintains the original certification date.  To clarify the difference, we are often requested to verify credentials by hospitals and wound healing centers. In these cases, when certification date is requested from a facility, the information that is given is dependent on the pathway chosen. We anticipate that the majority of our CMET physicians will recertify but this is an alternative to allow those doctors not requiring recertification to maintain their CMET “certified” status. 

Requirements and Method for Recredentialing

1. Choose Recredentialing on the CMET website and register for this pathway. Click here to go to recredentialing registration.
 
2. Complete the Recredentialing Form (complete and download) below, which includes:
  • committing to a minimum of 21 CME every three (3) years in wound healing programs approved by the CMET, such as those provided by the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing (APWH)
  • confirming current medical licensure information
Click Here to Complete and Download the Recredentialing Form

3. Complete the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing (APWH) Online Wound Review and Refresher Course - www.elearning.apwh.org. The course provides 12.35 podiatric contact hours for podiatrists and expected to carry 13 AMA Category 1 credits for allopathic and osteopathic physicians. (MD and DO CME expected by May 31). Independent of the CME allowance, the on-line review course must be completed and the certificate emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 31 of the year that the certification is to expire. 
 
A fee of $550 is required. The Recredentialing fee is equal to that of recertification.