AAPL Membership Benefits

Certified Physician Executive


A Certified Physician Executive is a licensed MD or DO with one year of significant leadership and managerial experience. Eligible candidates must have also completed coursework in our CPE curriculum or have a graduate management degree and is board certified in a clinical specialty with three years’ experience after residency and fellowship. Additional details can be found here: Certified Physician Executive

CPE candidates must also pass the three-and-a-half-day Certifying Commission in Medical Management Certification Program before being awarded the designation. Additional program and eligibility details can be found here: CPE Capstone

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3 Total CME

From Autonomy to Teamwork

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $300

Member Price: $255

Physicians are traditionally trained to be autonomous in their thinking and actions. However, as new care delivery models emerge placing further emphasis on team-based care, physicians must develop practical teamwork...

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3 Total CME

Physician Career Advancement: Mastering Soft Skills

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $300

Member Price: $255

While strong clinical skills often lead to interviews and job offers for physicians, they aren’t the only factor predicting long term-career success. Employers are beginning to recognize the importance of...

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4 Total CME

Project Management Overview for Physician Leaders

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $400

Member Price: $340

Physicians are increasingly being asked to tackle projects with high stakes deliverables, but don’t always have the proper knowledge to lead them toward successful outcomes. This course has a unique...

Managing Physician Performance

14 Total CME

Managing Physician Performance

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

Enroll in Managing Physician Performance to learn how to find — and keep — the most talented physicians. This course provides a blueprint for the hiring and talent management process....

Essentials of Health Law

8 Total CME

Essentials of Health Law

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $800

Member Price: $680

If you’ve been searching for a comprehensive education on the most pressing healthcare law issues of today, then this course is for you. The world of healthcare law encompasses a...

Resolving Conflict

7 Total CME

Resolving Conflict

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $700

Member Price: $595

As a physician leader, effectively addressing and resolving conflict is a primary skill that serves you throughout your career and could be life altering for your employees or patients. This...

Building and Leading Effective Teams

5 Total CME

Building and Leading Effective Teams

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $500

Member Price: $425

Recently refreshed to address the challenges of remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic, this course is one of the most important for Physician Leadership. Building and Leading Effective Teams, taught...

Practical Principles of Change Management

5 Total CME

Practical Principles of Change Management

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $500

Member Price: $425

Change is inevitable, adaptation is powerful, and change management is an essential Physician Leadership skill. Introducing Practical Principles of Change Management, taught by Larry McEvoy, an AAPL DE Self Study...

Science of High Reliability

10 Total CME

Science of High Reliability

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $1,000

Member Price: $850

Defined simply, “high reliability” is the study of human performance in complex systems. Introducing The Science of High Reliability, taught by Jeff Norton, an AAPL DE Self Study in which...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

The refinement of healthcare practices in the context of quality and safety is a crucial aspect of improving outcomes for patients. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality, taught by David Nash,...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

35 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $2,529

Member Price: $2,150

Build a well-rounded foundation of leadership and influence skills by enrolling in the Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series. Taught by some of AAPL’s finest instructors, this series is a bundle...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

With the right skillset, anything can be negotiated—rank, salary, schedule and more. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation, taught by Linda Babcock, is an AAPL DE Self Study course that delivers...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Influence is a major component of leadership. Not to be confused with power or control, influence is leveraging key tactics that involve, connect, and inspire others. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership:...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

This course is part of 2022 Spring Institute, an in-person event delivered in St. Petersburg, FL in May 2022. Finance is a complex topic, but those physician leaders who understand...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Everyone sees the world differently, and that’s why communicating with other people isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication, taught by Johann Humbert, is an AAPL DE Self...

14 Total CME

Building a Path to Leadership Excellence: March 2023

Facilitated Courses
11/14 - 12/09
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Building a Path to Leadership Excellence: May 2023

Facilitated Courses
11/14 - 12/09
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Building a Path to Leadership Excellence: August 2023

Facilitated Courses
11/14 - 12/09
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Building a Path to Leadership Excellence: November 2023

Facilitated Courses
11/14 - 12/09
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Financial Skills for Executive Decision Making: January 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/17 - 11/11
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Financial Skills for Executive Decision Making: April 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/17 - 11/11
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Financial Skills for Executive Decision Making: August 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/17 - 11/11
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Financial Skills for Executive Decision Making: October 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/17 - 11/11
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Leading Innovation in Healthcare Organizations: February 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/31 - 11/25
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Leading Innovation in Healthcare Organizations: May 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/31 - 11/25
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Leading Innovation in Healthcare Organizations: August 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/31 - 11/25
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Leading Innovation in Healthcare Organizations: October 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/31 - 11/25
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Transforming Healthcare Through Quality Improvement: January 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/03 - 10/28
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Transforming Healthcare Through Quality Improvement: April 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/03 - 10/28
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Transforming Healthcare Through Quality Improvement: July 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/03 - 10/28
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

14 Total CME

Transforming Healthcare Through Quality Improvement: October 2023

Facilitated Courses
10/03 - 10/28
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190