Volunteers play a critical role to support the ACCME and the national CME system. In return for their donation of time and expertise, the ACCME provides its volunteers with tools and education resources to support their professional development. If you are not yet an accreditation volunteer, learn more about volunteer opportunities within the national CME system.
General Resources for Accreditation Volunteers
Volunteer Reimbursement Form
ACCME accreditation volunteers receive no honoraria or other form of compensation; however, they are reimbursed for the expenses they incur in compliance with the ACCME's volunteer expense reimbursement policies.
Ask ACCME Q&A
The Ask ACCME webpages are searchable questions and answers about accreditation processes, expectations of ACCME requirements, and general information about the national CME system. Both written and video answers are available.
The Education webpages provide a window to educational resources that include video interviews with CME professionals and system stakeholders, tutorials, and ACCME commentary.
Resources for Accreditation Surveyors
Reviewing Surveyor Roles and Responsibilities
View the Tips for the Accreditation Process video interviews and review the ACCME Surveyor Competencies for insights regarding the role and expectations of accreditation surveyors.
Training and Continuing Professional Development
ACCME's CME as a Bridge to Quality™ Accreditation Workshop:
To support the ongoing professional development of surveyors, the registration fee for our CME as a Bridge to Quality Accreditation Workshop will be waived for trained ACCME surveyors. Participants would be responsible for their own travel and expenses. A limited number of registration spots are available per workshop. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact Saifra Khan.
Becoming an ACCME Volunteer Surveyor:
The ACCME provides intensive training for new accreditation surveyors that introduces volunteers to the tools, processes, and skills to support their role.
Ongoing Surveyor Training: (Login Required)
Designed to support surveyors by exploring examples of provider practices and insights from the accreditation review process. Each webinar is recorded and made available online for 24/7 on-demand viewing.
Provider Examples of Compliance & Noncompliance:
A compendium of examples from providers that have been evaluated under the ACCME Accreditation Criteria (including the Standards for Commercial Support). The compendium includes actual examples of provider practices that were found either compliant or noncompliant with the ACCME Criteria together with explanatory comments.
ACCME Surveyor Update Newsletter:
A question-and-answer newsletter available to surveyors and Recognized Accreditors with quick tips and tools for surveyor practices.
Nominate a Colleague
The ACCME is always looking for volunteers for our accreditation surveyor pool. If you know of a colleague who might be interested in volunteering as an ACCME accreditation surveyor, let us know. Tell us a little about your colleague and we will reach out to them with more information.