Maintaining Your Accreditation

Last Revised:
September 19, 2014
Published on:
Friday, September 19, 2014

No. Providers may now submit evidence of performance-in-practice using one of two methods:

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Last Revised:
June 25, 2014
Published on:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nonphysicians are called “other learners.” This category includes activity participants other than MDs and DOs. Beginning with the 2015 reporting year, residents are no longer included in this category and are instead counted as...

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

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

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...

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:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Monday, January 30, 2012

You are required to complete the following fields regarding commercial support at the individual CME activity level.

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

Learning from teaching is a descriptive label for a type of CME activity. (The identification of activity types by the ACCME serves to allow the ACCME to report data and information on the range of...

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:
Friday, November 11, 2011

An important concept in PARS is that of “open” and “closed” activities.  Open activities are those that have a minimum set of data entered for them:  specifically, activity name, activity type, activity date, and, if applicable,...

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:
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:
November 7, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

The tab-delimited batch upload enables providers to export multiple activity records at one time into PARS.  The tab-delimited batch upload process originates with the use of an MS Excel template which closely mirrors the CME...

Last Revised:
June 26, 2014
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

Physician participants are activity participants who are MDs or DOs. Through the 2014 reporting year, residents are not included in this category, but are included under nonphysician participants. Effective with the 2015 reporting...

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. ...
Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

No longer than three years. The ACCME policy on enduring materials requires both an original release date and an expiration date. In addition, the ACCME policy requires that you review each enduring material at least once every...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Yes.  PARS replaces the Excel spreadsheets ACCME used to collect activity data during the reaccreditation process, as well as the online Annual Reporting System that ACCME accredited providers used to submit their ACCME Annual...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When you report Internet Searching and Learning CME in PARS, aggregate and report all your data for Internet Searching and Learning CME for all learners into one activity. For hours of instruction, specify the...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

PARS data will not be accessible to the public.  Accredited providers will have secure logins and their information will only be shared in accordance with ACCME's...

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

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Annually, ACCME aggregates the activity data that is reported by providers and publishes an Annual Report that provides information to the CME community about the size and scope of the CME enterprise.  The “Reporting Year” tells...

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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