Maintaining Your Accreditation

Last Revised:
February 12, 2014

Yes, the accredited provider must report the full amount of commercial support received, even if the commercial support is distributed to other non-accredited joint providers.

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Below is a list of the different activity types that can be reported in PARS.  You can click on the name of any of these activity types for a definition and additional information:

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016

Manuscript review is based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication review process of a manuscript.

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Last Revised:
December 12, 2016

The ACCME provides detailed instructions for submitting a self-study report during the accreditation process in the ACCME's Guide to the Accreditation Process. The most recent version of this guide can be found...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When you report Learning from Teaching in PARS, aggregate your data for Learning from Teaching for all learners into one activity. For hours of instruction, specify the amount of time you believe a learner would take to complete...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016

The following fields are required to establish, or “open” an activity in PARS:

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Last Revised:
June 25, 2014

Hours of instruction and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  designated may be the same or may be different.  Please refer to the ...

Last Revised:
May 4, 2016

Internet searching and learning activities are based on a learner identifying a problem in practice and then accessing content in search of an answer from sources...

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:

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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...

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. ...

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...

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