NCAFP Membership Renewal and Reinstatement

Renew Your NCAFP Membership!

We’re grateful to have you as a member at the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. That’s why we want to make sure we keep serving you, the specialty of Family Medicine, and its improved practice for both physicians and patients in North Carolina. 

Renewing (or reinstating) your NCAFP membership helps us do that.

There are two parts of renewing your membership: paying your dues each year and reporting your CME every three years.

Paying Your Annual Dues

There are three ways to pay your dues through the AAFP: 

  • Pay online through the AAFP portal 
  • Pay over the phone by calling the AAFP at 1-800-274-2237 
  • Mail a check to 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211 (be sure to make out the check to the AAFP and include your membership ID number)

When you pay your dues, you also have two options to maintain your future dues payments: choosing the annual auto-payment option, or choosing the monthly instalment option. We recommend either option, because they each keep you from juggling dues payments every year.

Reporting Your CME

Every three years as an AAFP member, you need to complete a total of 150 hours of CME. That includes 75 AAFP prescribed credits and 75 AAFP prescribed or elective credits. 

The NCAFP files all the credits you earn when you attend our CME events as a member. 

But if you need to renew or reinstate your membership for unreported CME, you’ll need to report it directly to the AAFP. You can do that through the online CME portal, emailing the AAFP Member Resources Center at, or calling 1-(800) 274-2237. 

If you’re not sure what counts as CME you should report, here are several examples:

  • Medical seminars or conferences 
  • Lecture series 
  • Teaching 
  • Independent examination preparation 
  • CME activities for which application has been made to the AAFP Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD) that have been approved for AAFP Prescribed credit 
  • Instruction of health professions learners in formal individual (e.g., preceptorships) or live educational formats 
  • Most life support courses (e.g., ALSO, ACLS, ATLS, BLS, NALS, PALS) 
  • American Family Physician and FPM journal quizzes 
  • Most activities produced by the AAFP 
  • Some point-of-care learning 
  • Activities designated as Mainpro by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) 
  • Scholarly activities

We recommend that you review our CME Requirements overview to clarify what you need to report and how the activities are classified. You can also visit three resources at the AAFP:

But what if you don’t renew your membership before the annual deadline? You’ll need to reinstate your membership!

When you reinstate, you retain your original membership enrollment date and won’t have a gap in your years of membership. You’ll need to keep those years of membership to become an AAFP Fellow or a Life member, if you’re interested in those membership statuses.

Reinstating your membership is simple:

And if you’re paying your outstanding dues, make sure to select the monthly instalment option. If you have any more questions about reinstating, review the AAFP guide.

Your membership helps us bring you the leading CME events, pragmatic state advocacy, and consistent professional networking that support your work and your specialty. That’s why we want to have you as a member again.

Thank you for the good work you do. Let’s make sure it continues!