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Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO)

Version 3.0

Frequently Asked Questions

For Participants

Who should attend?

All health care professionals who assist with obstetrical emergencies are encouraged to take this course.

How do I sign up?

The institution hosting and organizing the simulation training needs to purchase ECO V3 course seats and will manage individual registrations. Participants who sign up through an institution will receive information about the ECO course and training via the institution.

Institutions and Instructors should refer to purchase instructions and FAQs to initiate organizing an ECO V3 training course.

How do I access the course materials?

  • All but the in-person simulation session will be accessible online in ACOG’s Learning Management System (LMS)
  • All learners who sign up for an ECO V3 course through their institution will be invited via email to an ECO participant team in the ACOG LMS
  • All learners must complete the online portion prior to attending the in-person simulation

Do I need an account to access the course?

Participants will use their acog.org email login and password to access the LMS and online course content. The course invitation will prompt users with the ACOG login screen. Individuals who do not have an acog.org login will be required to Create an Account to access the online portal, which can be done at time of login.

Please provide your existing acog.org account email to your organization’s course director when signing up for the course.

How long can I access the material?

Participants who have been added to an ECO V3 Team will have access to the online course material and CME certificate until the course expires.

Do I need to be an ACOG member?

No, ECO V3 course material is available for members and non-members, but all participants must have an acog.org account to access the material.

Please provide your acog.org email address to your organization’s course director when signing up for the course and when logging into the learning management system. If a different email/account is used, your CME will not appear on your ACOG transcript.

Is CME credit offered?

Upon successful completion of the online and in-person simulation learning and demonstrated understanding (in-person simulations plus a score of 80% or higher on the online post-test), learners receive ECO certification for up to 24 months, ABOG MOC Part IV credit, and 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians.

ACOG members will have CME credits earned automatically added to their ACOG Cognate transcript.

Can I use V2 course materials and still receive CME credit?

No, the CME for V2 expired August 31, 2021. CME and certificates will not be issued for V2 courses held after August 31, 2021.

I completed my course! Now what?

When you successfully complete the course, you will be able to print your Certificate of Attendance via ACOG's LMS. You will receive ECO certification for up to 24 months, ABOG MOC Part IV credit, and  6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this other activity (hybrid: enduring and live learning) for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Read more about ECO credits.

You will be able to access and revisit the course materials until the course expires.

For Institutions and Instructors

What is the cost and how can I purchase?

Pricing for institutions to administer the ECO V3 course is $125 per participant seat. Contact us at eco@acog.org with the host institution name and address, number of participant seats you wish to purchase, designated points of contact (course director, administrator, and trainers).

Please Note: the emails you provide will be used to set up the course and send all related correspondence, and the institution name will be used to setup the Team name in the LMS.

How many trainers do I need for my ECO V3 course simulation training?

The required trainer to student ratio is 1:5.

How do I certify trainers or become a trainer?

Please contact ACOG staff at eco@acog.org for more information.

What responsibilities do I have as a course administrator?

Version 3 of the ECO course has moved online to the ACOG Learning Management System (LMS). Course administrators ("Team Managers") will be able to add participants to their designated Learner Teams once they have registered and payment has been received.

How do instructors obtain access to the course material?

Once payment has been received, course administrators will be assigned a Team Manager role in the designated participant team in the LMS. Team Managers will be able to access course materials via the LMS. ACOG cannot grant access to the course until payment has been received and instructor names and emails have been provided.

I've purchased my seats and can't find the online portal.

All users will receive an email from the LMS with an invitation to the online course once they have been added to the course team (look for email from "ACOG Learning").

Designated Team Managers, Instructors, and Participants can access the course by logging in to pathlms.com/acogwebinars. Their Team name will appear in the top toolbar—click this to access the course material within the platform. Your username will be the email you provided when registering for the course.

How do I purchase additional seats?

Institutions can purchase additional seats in advance of simulation trainings and can continue to add learners to the online portal until their previously purchased number of seats has been depleted.

Please contact us at eco@acog.org to initiate the purchase of additional seats for your Team and indicate that you have held trainings before and include the name of your LMS Team.

What are the Terms and Conditions?

Visit our Terms and Conditions page for details.

What are the technical requirements to take the online portion of ECO V3?

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. While ECO V3 can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for the best user experience.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For technical support or other questions, you can contact us at eco@acog.org or call (800) 762-2264.