Are organizations seeking Provisional Accreditation required to have an on-site accreditation survey?

Published Date: 
March 14, 2014

No. Organizations applying for Provisional Accreditation are not required to have an on-site survey. Surveys are required; conference calls are the standard interview format the ACCME currently uses. Initial applicants and accreditors have the option of using other survey formats including televideo and face-to-face, if circumstances warrant it.

The requirement for initial applicants to have an on-site survey was eliminated effective February 2014 as part of the changes to simplify the accreditation requirements and process.

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