Maintenance of Certification


The Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians offers Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) sessions as a benefit to our members. KSA's are offered both live and virtually. 

Knowledge Self Assessment (KSA)

The Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians Education Committee is currently working to schedule an American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)- endorsed Maintenance of Certification Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) group study to take place in late 2021. More information on the event is coming soon.

Additional Details:

Cost (per group):

  • $125 | MassAFP member
  • $95 | Resident member
  • $250 | Non-member

Additional ABFM activity fees apply.

At the session attendees will work together to complete the Knowledge Self-Assessment of the topic content area. Upon passing the assessment you will receive 10 ABFM Certification Points and 8 CME Credits.

  • Attendees will discuss and complete the 60 questions that make up the Knowledge-Self Assessment
  • The MassAFP will report answers from the group session directly to the ABFM on your behalf
    • The Clinical Self-Assessment is now optional and may be completed on your own for an additional 5 ABFM Certification Points and 4 CME Credits. (This was previously required under the old SAM format.)

The Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) and the Clinical Self-Assessment (CSA) have 3-year repeat limits. Before registering for any KSA or CSA please check with the ABFM to see which topics you have completed in the past three years. Visit the MC-FP section of the ABFM website for more information or call (877) 223-7437.

If this is your first step in the Family Medicine Certification process, please be sure to contact the ABFM (877-223-7437) and obtain your ABFM ID. If you do not recall your password, please use the "Help! I forgot my password and/or username" link on the ABFM website to reset your password. If you have any questions about how many Family Medicine Certification activities are required for you at this time and/or when you need to complete them, the ABFM can assist you. In addition to the MassAFP fee to participate in the group session, the ABFM charges an annual certification process fee.

If you have questions regarding this session, please contact us at (888) 871-9181.

Registration Information

Registration is limited to the first 30 participants, in the order that payment is received. Please be sure to make your online payment as soon as you complete the registration form.

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The MassAFP must receive notice of cancellation in writing no later than 4 weeks before the start of the program. Requests for full cancellations will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.


The MassAFP must receive notice of cancellation no later than 21 days prior to first day of the course. Requests for full cancellations will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund.

Please allow up to four weeks for delivery of refund. Fees will be refunded the same way they were paid to the MassAFP. This policy covers registration and ticketed events.

The MassAFP is not responsible for monies registrants may have spent on penalty or non-refundable airline or train tickets or hotel deposits in the event this course is canceled or sold out. Before purchasing your airline or train ticket make sure that you have received your registration and hotel confirmation. If a program is canceled by the MassAFP, every effort will be made to notify registrants at least 30 days prior to the first day of the course and registration fees will be refunded in full.

You may notify the MassAFP of cancellations by:

Fax: 262.242.1862
Mail: MassAFP, 210 Green Bay Road, Thiensville WI 53092

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