The mission of National Procedures Institute is to promote quality, cost-effective patient care by providing continuing medical education on procedural skills for primary care physicians.
By learning procedural skills, primary care physicians improve continuity of care, provide care that is more comprehensive, reduce liability risks, and enjoy an enhanced practice style. It is our goal for physicians to experience a more satisfying career and for patients to benefit from more personal, high quality, advanced medical care.
History of NPI
In 1989, John L. Pfenninger, MD, founded National Procedures Institute to teach outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic procedural skills to primary care physicians. The philosophy behind NPI emphasizes care for the whole patient, not just the classroom mechanics of the procedure. In 2008, Dr. Pfenninger sold NPI to a joint venture of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. NPI is currently owned by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
NPI courses offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or AAFP Prescribed Credit.
Please visit individual course pages for specific accreditation information, including actual credits approved.
AAFP Prescribed Credit
These live activities have been reviewed and are acceptable for Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For more information about AAFP Prescribed credit, please click here.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
These live activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and National Procedures Institute. The Texas Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Academy of Family Physicians designates these live activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For more information about AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, please click here.
CME activities approved for AAFP Prescribed credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are recognized by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
CME activities approved for AAFP Prescribed credit are accepted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada as equivalent to MAINPRO-M1 credit due to the reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
For information on course discounts, cancellation of courses, refunds, transfers, and more, review the NPI Policies.