Getting Accredited

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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...

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Friday, 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...

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Friday, May 18, 2012

The ACCME defines a commercial interest as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

No. The ACCME accredits organizations that produce CME activities. The accreditation process includes the review of CME activities for the demonstration of compliance with the ACCME's requirements. For more information, see ACCME's...

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November 11, 2011

You must notify ACCME in writing (email or US mail) of a change to your organization’s "Provider Name." This correspondence should include a description...

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November 11, 2011

The ACCME is committed to ensuring that accredited providers have tools and resources to help them meet ACCME policies and standards. Educational opportunities include resources available through the ACCME...

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November 11, 2011

See our information page for First Time Applicants Applying for Accreditation for more information.

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

The process of seeking first-time, or "initial" accreditation from the ACCME generally takes twelve to eighteen months. The reaccreditation...

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November 11, 2011

Yes. The ACCME publishes a library of Examples of Compliance and Noncompliance gathered during the course of the accreditation review process. Additionally, the Education section of the ACCME website...

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November 11, 2011

The ACCME delivers a "CME as a Bridge to Quality" Accreditation Workshop two to three times each year to provide training and support regarding the expectations of the ACCME Accreditation Criteria. To see...

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November 11, 2011

The following institutions are eligible to seek accreditation directly from the ACCME: 

  • State medical societies;
  • Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME)-accredited schools of medicine;
  • National...
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November 11, 2011

As of August 2007 the ACCME defined a commercial interest as "any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients." The ACCME worked individually with...

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August 7, 2014

Yes.  Non-US based organizations are encouraged to apply for accreditation. The ACCME does require that all organizations located or incorporated outside...

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November 11, 2011

The ACCME offered several alternatives for corporate restructuring that met its requirements. For example, the ACCME determined that an accredited CME provider can have a sister corporation that is a commercial interest, as well as...