Each year, accredited providers offer more than 130,000 continuing medical education activities in communities across the country drawing more than 24 million health care practitioner participants.
The ACCME accredits organizations that offer CME primarily to national or international audiences and also recognizes state and territory medical societies as accreditors for organizations that offer CME primarily to learners from their state or contiguous states.
Within the ACCME system, all accredited providers meet one set of standards and are accredited using an ACCME-determined process. All the accredited CME generated by a provider within the ACCME system (i.e., ACCME-accredited CME) meets the same requirements and standards. Operationally, within the ACCME system, there is a distribution of responsibility for accreditation between the ACCME and its recognized state and territorial accreditors, based on the target audience of the providers (i.e., the ACCME conducts the accreditation of providers that have a national audience and the state medical societies conduct the accreditation of providers of CME for their state or contiguous states). The accreditor is the only difference between ACCME-accredited providers and state medical society accredited providers. All the accredited CME events/activities presented by these providers are ACCME-accredited CME, and all ACCME-accredited CME is required to meet the same ACCME requirements. The ACCME has processes in place to ensure this identity and has data that verifies this identity. Each CME provider in the ACCME system can be identified by an ACCME Provider Number. All CME providers in the ACCME system are listed on www.accme.org.
There are approximately 2,000 CME providers within the ACCME system. Find the one nearest you.
Details about each provider's CME activities are from the 2012 reporting year.
The ACCME makes information regarding accredited providers available on its Web site as a service for the CME community and other stakeholders. The ACCME expects that this information will be used only for noncommercial purposes in support of the CME community.