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General Information

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 and Gynecology and Surgery, Eighth Edition. If you prefer to submit an assessment for the other editions on a paper answer sheet, please call 202-863-2405 or email educationcme@acog.org. The first answer sheet is free if you have purchased a print copy of the edition; retake answer sheets are $25.

Online assessments are available for ALL current editions.

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. All current editions are available as eBooks and 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. You do not have to be an ACOG member to create an ACOG account.
The assessment is not loading correctly and/or some functionality does not appear to be working on my computer. What do I do?
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I don’t see an answer to my question here. Whom should I contact?
Please e-mail the PROLOG editor at educationcme@acog.org. The editor will respond to your query or direct you to someone who can help.
How do I access the eBook I purchased?

After you purchase the eBook, you will get a receipt emailed to you that includes the following instructions:

  1. Download and install Adobe Digital Editions from Adobe’s web page
  2. Create your own Adobe user ID directly in Digital Editions or follow this link. Retain your id and password as you'll need this each time you download a new e-book.
Additional Steps Apple or Android new users:
  1. Open the App Store on your device
  2. Search for and install the BlueFire Reader app
  3. In the app under Info, authorize using the Adobe ID you created in step 2 of the previous section.


You are now ready to download the e-book.


E-books, existing users

In order to access the e-book please select the correct link below.

PC/Mac Users:

Mobile iOS Users:

Terms and Conditions

Please read the following important information related to e-books:
  • The user of the e-book should be the only person activating this link.
  • This product is protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) and will only be available to the person who first activates the link.
  • Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is needed to access this e-book. ADE can be downloaded for free from the Adobe Digital Editions web page.
  • Please register your copy of Adobe Digital Editions by creating an Adobe ID and password here. This way you can access the e-book on up to 6 devices.
  • Failure to register with Adobe will prevent you from accessing the e-book on more than one PC.
  • Please be aware that if you have ordered multiple e-books or multiple copies of the same e-book you will receive an e-book delivery email for each.

What app do I need to view the eBook I have purchased?
For Apple or Andoid newusers:
  1. Open the App Store on your device
  2. Search for and install the BlueFire Reader app.
  3. In the app under Info, authorize using the Adobe ID you created in step 2 of the previous section.



You are now ready to download the e-book.

Key Codes

Where is my code to access the online assessment?

The placement of this code varies according to which volume and edition you have. This will be consistent when all eighth edition volumes are released.

If you purchased the print volume(s) of PROLOG for Gynecology and Surgery (Eighth Edition), Obstetrics (Eighth Edition), Patient Management in the Office (Seventh Edition), or Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 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 or Gynecology and Surgery (Seventh Edition) after January 10, 2018, your code can be found on a sticker on the Critique book's cover.

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 and/or Gynecology and Surgery, please call 202-863-2405 or email educationcme@acog.org. Please have your paper answer sheet available when you call; you will need to give the PROLOG Registration code on that sheet to receive your online assessment for free.

If you purchased the eBook version of one of these volumes, you will need to purchase the online assessment separately for $25 (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.

You must purchase, submit, and pass the assessment Obstetrics, Seventh Edition, before January 1, 2019, in order to earn CME credits for this volume.

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

If your code does not allow access the online assessment, please confirm that you are using the correct code associated with your purchase. Likewise, if you have received a code over the phone or via email, 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 email educationcme@acog.org.

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 the online assessment unless you buy it has part of the combo package with the print book. You will need to purchase the online assessment separately. If you have purchased the online assessment, go to https://prolog.acog.org. Follow the instructions to take and submit the assessment for this unit. If you purchased the combo (print and eBook), you will have to wait to do the assessment until you receive the print copy; your our code will come inside the printed book that is shipped to you.

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. You can access your assessment from any computer, tablet, or smart phone. Please note that all assessments must be completed within 5 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 can also view the current CME schedule. 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. After you have 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 the answers you selected. Under the “Jump to Question” tab, you may jump to see all 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 emailed to you. The CME credits 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 credits.