Maintaining Your Accreditation

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

This activity still needs to be available for review by the ACCME - even if it has been "retired." When an Internet CME activity is no longer available online, the accredited provider may submit the internet...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When you report Manuscript Review in PARS, report each journal for which the manuscript is being reviewed as an activity regardless of how many manuscripts there are and regardless of how many persons have reviewed...

Last Revised:
June 25, 2014

The Program Summary is a summary of financial data attributable to your entire Program for the year.  It includes the following data fields that the provider is required to manually complete:

1...

Test item writing is an activity based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication development and review of any type of...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

No. For guidance on the nature of documentation that the ACCME will expect to review at the time of reaccreditation, please see the ACCME's performance-in-practice review requirements and instructions and...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Activities that are offered over the course of multiple reporting years - such as Enduring Materials - should be reported in PARS for each year in which they are active, regardless of whether they are active for the entire year or...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When reporting Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) in PARS, each series should be reported as one activity. In addition, the...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Hours of instruction equals the total hours of educational instruction provided.  For example, if a one-day course lasts eight (8) hours (not including breaks or meals), then total hours of instruction reported for that...

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

Last Revised:
February 12, 2014

No. See ACCME's policy on joint providership for more information.

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When you report Performance Improvement in PARS, count each learning project as one Performance Improvement activity, regardless of whether or not it is created for an individual learner, or group of...

Last Revised:
March 29, 2016

If your organization is the accredited provider for a jointly provided activity, you are required to report the same financial data that you do for directly provided activities, even if the joint...

Committee learning is an activity that involves a learner’s participation in a committee process where the subject of which, if taught/learned in another format would be considered within the...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Annually, the activity data that is reported by providers is aggregated and published as an Annual Report that provides information to the community.  The “Reporting Year” indicates in which Annual Report the activity belongs. ...

Last Revised:
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...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

If you provide the same activity in multiple locations (e.g., update course) or provide the same activity year after year (e.g., annual meeting), you can save time entering data about these activities by using the copy...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

There are three (3) components of your organization’s year-end reporting:

  1. ...

Last Revised:
February 1, 2012

Each year, information is collected, summarized, and published as a service to accredited providers, other members of the community, and the public via the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). At the conclusion of each...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016

An internet enduring material activity is available when the learner chooses to complete it.  It is “...

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...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

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

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

If your organization assigns an internal code or identifier to each of its activities, you may enter it into this field.

The Provider Activity ID field is optional when entering single activities using the PARS...

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