When a conference is recorded to be played later, it becomes an enduring material. According to the ACCME, an enduring material is a printed, recorded, or computer-presented activity that endures over a specified time and does not have a specific time or location designated for participation; rather, the participant determines whether and when to complete the activity. If educational material from a live activity is turned into an enduring material, the enduring material is considered a separate activity requiring a new application.
Departments that produce enduring materials must review each enduring material at least once every three years or more frequently if indicated by new scientific developments. While providers can review and re-release an enduring material every three years (or more frequently), the enduring material cannot be offered as an accredited activity for more than three years without some review on the part of the provider to ensure that the content is still up-to-date and accurate. That review date must be included on the enduring material, along with the original release date and a termination date.