Provisional Accreditation

Initial applicants seeking to achieve Provisional Accreditation, a two year term, must comply with Criteria 1, 2, 3, and 7–12.

Accreditation or Reaccreditation

Providers seeking full Accreditation or reaccreditation for a four-year term must comply with Criteria 1–13.

Accreditation with Commendation

Providers also have the option to aim to achieve Accreditation with Commendation, a six-year term. Providers seeking commendation must comply with Criteria 1-13 and choose one of the following two options.

  • Providers that will receive accreditation decisions between November 2017 and November 2019 will have the choice of using either Option A: Commendation Criteria (C16-C22) or Option B: Menu of New Commendation Criteria (C23-C38) to seek Accreditation with Commendation.
  • Providers that will receive accreditation decisions after November 2019 must use Option B: Menu of New Commendation Criteria (C23-C38) to seek Accreditation with Commendation. 

Download a PDF of the ACCME Accreditation Requirements. 

Accreditation with Commendation - Option A

Accreditation with Commendation - Option B