About CME

Published on:
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The REMS Program Companies (RPC) assigns an ID (RPC ID) to each activity for which it provides commercial support.  Accredited providers that offer RPC- supported REMS activities are responsible for entering the RPC ID in the...

Last Revised:
June 12, 2014
Published on:
Thursday, June 12, 2014

The 2006 Accreditation Criteria are founded on Shewhart and Deming’s “Plan, Do, Study, Act” model for continuous improvement. This is reflected both in those accreditation criteria that are concerned with the improvement of a...

Last Revised:
April 21, 2017
Published on:
Friday, February 3, 2012

Yes.  The American Medical Association (AMA) and ACCME developed a shared glossary of terms and definitions since both organizations regulate the shared system of...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A course is a live activity where the learner participates in person. A course is planned as an individual event. Examples: annual meeting...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Learning from teaching is a descriptive label for a type of activity. (The identification of activity types allows the reporting of data and information on the range of educational formats offered...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A course is identified as a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned to have

  1. a series with multiple sessions that 
  2. ...

Test Item Writing activities may consist of either of the following processes:  

  1. When questions are...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

All CME activities developed and presented by an accredited provider, including those designated for credit, become part of that provider's program of CME . The program must be in compliance with all ACCME accreditation...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

No. The ACCME has no requirements about issuing credit and/or certificates. All credit-related questions should be referred to the organization that manages the credit. For example, the American Medical Association manages AMA...

A journal-based activity includes the reading of an article (or adapted formats for special needs), a provider stipulated/learner directed phase (that may include reflection, discussion, or debate about the material...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

ACCME expects to be able to review income and expense statements for all CME activities. These statements must reflect:

Significant sources...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

The American Academy of Family Physicians can be reached at 866-274-7850 or cmea@aafp.org

Committee learning is an activity that involves a learner’s participation in a committee process where the subject of which, if taught/learned in another format would be considered within the...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

No. Nonphysicians can be faculty at a CME activity.

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

The AMA-PRA Department can be reached at 312-464-4668 or http://www.ama-assn.org/go/cme.

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016

Manuscript review is based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication review process of a manuscript.

Related FAQs:...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Perfectly. The ACCME Accreditation Criteria require that all CME activities planned and implemented by an accredited provider address educational needs derived from a professional practice gap of the...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

No, there are no special ACCME requirements for activities that ACCME-accredited providers hold overseas. All activities provided by ACCME-accredited providers must comply with ACCME's Accreditation...

Last Revised:
June 25, 2014

Hours of instruction and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  designated may be the same or may be different.  Please refer to the ...

Performance improvement activities are based on a learner’s participation in a project established and/or guided by a provider in which a learner...

An enduring material is a printed, recorded, or computer-presented activity that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes a...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

ACCME has never recommended withholding CME credit at the last minute as an alternative to producing CME that is in compliance with accreditation requirements. It does not seem fair to the physician learners. Assuming that in this...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

The American Nurses Credentialing Center can be reached at www.ana.org/ancc.

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