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Can I submit my answers on the paper answer sheet?

A paper answer sheet is available for all editions except for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. If you prefer to take the assessments for these editions on a paper answer sheet, please call 202-863-2405 or email education@acog.org. The first answer sheet is free; retake answer sheets are $40.

Online assessments are available for the seventh editions of all five PROLOG units and the special volume Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

What is the best value for purchasing this special volume of PROLOG?
Purchasing the “Print and eBook Combo” is the best value for the PROLOG units that are digitally available. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care (Seventh Edition), and Patient Management in the Office (Seventh Edition) are all available as eBooks and as online assessments. The key code to take the online assessment is included in this price. For other purchasing options, please visit http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/PROLOG.
Do I need to create an account in order to take the online assessment?
Yes, you will need an account to take the online assessment and to view or print your CME certificate. If you already have an ACOG account, please use your username and password to log in. If you do not have an ACOG account, you will need to create one. There is no fee associated with this account.
The assessment is not loading correctly and/or some functionality does not appear to be working on my computer. What do I do?
JavaScript and cookies must be enabled for this website. For an optimal experience, please use the current version of the Google Chrome browser.
I don’t see an answer to my question here. Whom should I contact?
Please e-mail the PROLOG editor at prolog@acog.org. The editor will respond to your query or direct you to someone who can help.

Key Codes

Where is my code to access the online assessment?

If you purchased the print volume(s) of PROLOG for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery or Patient Management in the Office (Seventh Edition), your code can be found inside the front cover of the Critique books. If you have purchased Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care (Seventh Edition) after January 1, 2017, your code can be found on a sticker on the Critique book's cover. If you purchased the eBook version of one of these volumes, you will need to purchase the online assessment separately (you can go to this link to purchase the assessment). After this purchase, you will be able to start the assessment online without entering a code.

If you purchased Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care (Seventh Edition) before January 1, 2017, OR want to take the online assessments for the seventh editions of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology and Surgery, or Obstetrics, please call 202-863-2405 or e-mail education@acog.org. Please have your paper answer sheet available when you call; you will need to give the code on that sheet to receive your online assessment for free.

My code does not work when I enter it. What should I do?

If you have purchased the print volume(s) of PROLOG for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care (Seventh Edition) (after January 1, 2017), or Patient Management in the Office (Seventh Edition) and your code does not work to access the online assessment, confirm that you are using the correct code associated with your purchase. Likewise, if you have received a code over the phone or via e-mail, confirm the code you are entering is for the correct volume and edition.

Please note that codes may only be redeemed once and cannot be shared with others. If you continue to have issues redeeming your online code, please call 202-863-2405 or e-mail education@acog.org.

I bought the eBook. How do I take the assessment?
The eBook does not come with a copy of the online assessment. You will need to purchase the online assessment separately. If you have purchased the online assessment, go to www.acog.org/PROLOGexam. Follow the instructions to take and submit the assessment for this unit.

Taking the Online Assessment

Can I start the assessment now and finish it later?
Yes. You may begin taking the online assessment and submit it at any time. You may enter and leave the assessment as many times as you like, and access your assessment from any computer, tablet, or phone. Please note that all assessments must be completed within five years from the publication date in order to be eligible for CME credit. The timeframe is listed in the Preface of the Critique book for each edition. You may begin taking the online assessment and submit it at any time within this timeframe.
How do I save my answers?
The assessment automatically saves all of your answers after the completion of each question. You will not lose any information even if you do not log out.
How many times can I retake the online assessment?
You may retake the online assessment as many times as needed to successfully complete the assessment with a passing score of 80% or higher. Once you’ve successfully passed the assessment, you will not be able to retake the test. However, you will still have access to the answers.
I submitted the online assessment, but do not see the results.
To complete the assessment, you must hit the “Submit” button at the end of your assessment. You must also complete the short survey that follows the assessment in order to see your results.
If I did not receive a passing score and need to take the assessment again, will I have access to my previous answers?
If you take the assessment again, correct answers are pre-populated while previously selected incorrect choices will be cleared and marked “unanswered.” You may answer only the cleared, previously incorrect questions.
Am I able to see the questions I missed if I pass the assessment?
If you pass the assessment, you will be able to view all of the answers you selected. Under the “Jump to Question” tab, you may jump to see all of your correct and incorrect answers. The box for option(s) you incorrectly selected will be highlighted in red. The box for the correct answer will be highlighted in green.

CME Credit

When will I receive the exam results, CME credit, and certificate?
After submitting the assessment and filling out a brief survey, your test results will appear. If you pass (a score of 80% or higher), you will be granted access to a certificate that verifies the CME credits earned. You may opt to print the certificate, and it will be e-mailed to you. The CME credit will appear on your ACOG transcript within two weeks.
How long do I have to take the assessment?
You must complete the online assessment within five years of the PROLOG volume publication date in order to receive CME credit. Please note that all assessments must be completed within five years from the publication date in order to be eligible for CME credit. The timeframe is listed in the Preface of the Critique Book for each edition. You may begin taking the online assessment and submit it at any time within this timeframe.
Can someone else take the assessment using my account?
Only one individual can use an account. You must take the self-assessment in your name, using your account, in order to qualify for CME credit.