2014 Simplification FAQs

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

Criteria 14 and 15 were eliminated in February 2014 as part of the changes to simplify the...

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

Some of the special requirements for journal-based CME were eliminated as part of the February 2014...

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...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

Yes. Providers may choose any quality assurance method that works for them in order to ensure that their regularly scheduled series (RSS), and all their activities, are planned and presented in compliance with accreditation...

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Yes. Accredited providers can choose to include components in their CME mission statements in addition to those specified in Criterion 1. However, during the accreditation process, providers’ mission statements will be evaluated...

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

Some of the special requirements for enduring materials were eliminated as part of the February 2014...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

No. Organizations applying for Provisional Accreditation are not required to have an on-site survey. Surveys are required; conference calls are the standard interview format the ACCME currently uses. Initial applicants and...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

Some of the special requirements for Internet CME were eliminated as part of the February 2014 ...

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:
February 25, 2014
Published on:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A summary, explanation, and supporting documents describing the simplifications that ACCME made in February 2014 to its accreditation requirements and processes can be found on the ACCME Web site...

Last Revised:
February 25, 2014
Published on:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Yes. The February 2014 changes to ACCME’s accreditation requirements and processes apply to all accredited providers within the ACCME accreditation system. ACCME Recognized Accreditors are responsible for implementing these changes...