Accreditation Requirements

Published on:
Thursday, June 25, 2015

A diagnostic laboratory is not considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest if its business is limited to the provision of diagnostic services that provide clinical results or information to healthcare professionals for their...

Last Revised:
May 19, 2015
Published on:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The use of employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as faculty and planners or in other roles where they are in a position to control the content of accredited CME is prohibited, except in the specific situations specified...

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 23, 2014
Published on:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The ACCME made these modifications in March 2014 because it determined that the logos of...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

Criteria 14 and 15 were eliminated in February 2014 as part of the changes to simplify the...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

No. There are no special requirements for regularly scheduled series (RSS). For RSS, as with any activity type, providers are expected to demonstrate compliance with all applicable ACCME accreditation requirements and policies,...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

Some of the special requirements for journal-based CME were eliminated as part of the February 2014...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

Yes. Providers may choose any quality assurance method that works for them in order to ensure that their regularly scheduled series (RSS), and all their activities, are planned and presented in compliance with accreditation...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

Yes. Accredited providers can choose to include components in their CME mission statements in addition to those specified in Criterion 1. However, during the accreditation process, providers’ mission statements will be evaluated...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

The ACCME expects accredited providers to discontinue the use of the term “sponsor” (e.g., jointly sponsored, joint sponsorship, directly sponsored, direct sponsorship) for new materials published after January 1, 2015. Please note...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

Some of the special requirements for enduring materials were eliminated as part of the February 2014...

Last Revised:
September 18, 2014
Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

CME providers have the option of using the Performance-In-Practice Structured Abstract or to...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

Some of the special requirements for Internet CME were eliminated as part of the February 2014 ...

Last Revised:
February 25, 2014
Published on:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Effective February 2014, no organization will be evaluated for compliance for ACCME requirements or policies that were removed as a result of the ACCME’s 2014 simplification of its accreditation requirements and processes. This...

Last Revised:
February 25, 2014
Published on:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A summary, explanation, and supporting documents describing the simplifications that ACCME made in February 2014 to its accreditation requirements and processes can be found on the ACCME Web site...

Last Revised:
February 25, 2014
Published on:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Yes. The February 2014 changes to ACCME’s accreditation requirements and processes apply to all accredited providers within the ACCME accreditation system. ACCME Recognized Accreditors are responsible for implementing these changes...

Last Revised:
August 22, 2013
Published on:
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Last Revised:
April 23, 2014
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

No, according to Standard 6.4 of the Standards for Commercial SupportSM...

Last Revised:
April 23, 2014
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

ACCME insists on the separation of education from all promotional activities, materials and messages. Many providers create a print or text based document that goes along with an activity and provides...

Last Revised:
March 22, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

A directly provided activity is one that is planned, implemented and evaluated by the accredited provider.  Include co-provided activities (provided by two accredited providers) in this category if you are the...

Last Revised:
April 23, 2014
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

There is no specific "co-provided" accreditation statement. If two or more accredited providers are working in collaboration on a CME activity, one provider must take responsibility for the compliance of that activity, and...

Last Revised:
April 23, 2014
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

No, you do not. Some Criteria address your overall CME program, while others relate to CME activities. For each CME activity, you need to demonstrate compliance with Criteria 2 - 6, which address educational planning and delivery....

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

Report any in-kind (non-monetary) commercial support received for an activity by indicating the nature of the in-kind support. You should not estimate the dollar value of in...

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. ...

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