Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition

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ACCME Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition 

Join your colleagues on August 6 -7 for the ACCME Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition. The workshop is an essential professional development opportunity for both novice and experienced accredited continuing education (CE) professionals seeking insights to using accredited CE as a strategic tool for healthcare improvement.

The Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition includes:

  • Learning accreditation concepts and requirements via online microlearning course modules which will be available beginning on July 22.
  • Eight (8) hours of face-to-face online engagement with CE colleagues, faculty mentors, and ACCME staff to develop strategies to advance your CE program.
  • Assessment of your accreditation “practice gaps” and educational needs before and after the workshop.
  • Tools and strategies to support your own CE practice—including educational resources to engage faculty, clinicians and teams.
  • Opportunities to engage with colleagues and ACCME staff around timely topics such as rapid-response educational strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic, engaging clinicians in education with Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and MIPS, and addressing public health imperatives.
  • Tools to help you position CE as a strategic asset in your organization.
What is the agenda for the live Internet-based portion of the workshop?

The ACCME 2020 Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition will be offered over the course of two days – Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7, with the schedule shown below. Please note that all times listed are in Central Daylight Time.

Thursday, August 6
Friday, August 7
9:00–10:00 am Central 

Opening Plenary

  • 30-minute break

10:30 am–12:00 pm

Classroom 1: Applying the Planning Criteria

  • 90-minute lunch break

1:30–3:00 pm 

Classroom 2: Ensuring Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education

  • 30-minute break

3:30–4:30 pm

Topic-based Concurrent Sessions

9:00–10:30 am Central 

Classroom 3: Educational Assessment, Organizational Improvement and Commendation

  • 30-minute break

11:00 am–12:30 pm 

Synthesis & Exchange: How Far Have We Come?








What can I expect from the workshop?

Expect to come to the live meeting having completed 4 online Microlearning Courses.
The workshop includes self-directed online instruction—four (4) microlearning courses in ACCME Academy—which will be available on July 22. You will need to spend approximately 90-minutes to complete the online modules during the 2 weeks leading up to the live meeting. These courses will allow you to identify your individual learning needs and help you prepare for the virtual meeting.

Expect to engage.
We encourage you to be an active participant in the workshop and have included Interactive Classroom sessions to help you develop strategies you can apply at your own organization. You will participate in three (3) different Classroom sessions with a number of colleagues. We will be using Zoom for these sessions and you should plan to be on camera so that you can engage face-to-face to learn from and with your peers.

Expect to walk away with new strategies.
The ACCME accreditation workshop is designed to help you apply your understanding of ACCME requirements into practice within your CME program. You and your colleagues will explore the expectations of ACCME requirements while sharing practice tips with colleagues. Our goal is help you make a plan to apply what you learn during the workshop to your everyday practice.

Who should enroll?

Are you new to CME?
This workshop has been designed with you in mind! We want you to walk away with a solid understanding of the ACCME’s accreditation process and expectations as well as practical strategies to plan and deliver quality education to your healthcare learners.

Are you a CME veteran? 
We’ve heard from CE professionals and stakeholders—at all levels of skill and experience—that the ACCME’s Accreditation Workshop is an invaluable opportunity for professional development. At this virtual workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to refresh your understanding of the ACCME’s accreditation requirements while connecting with other experienced CE professionals to share challenges and effective practices.

Not accredited yet?
The workshop is also a great way to learn more about how to attain accreditation; but first, see if you are eligible for accreditation by visiting our information for first time applicants.

How much does it cost?

Registration for the ACCME 2020 Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition includes access to the pre-meeting curriculum – four microlearning courses on ACCME Academy – as well as the live meeting as described above.

  • $400/ person for accredited providers
    (accredited by ACCME, a Recognized State Accreditor, or Joint Accreditation)
  • $550/ person for nonaccredited organizations
    (an organization that is not yet accredited or not eligible for accreditation to provide CME or IPCE)

ACCME accepts the use of a MasterCard, Visa, or American Express in order to complete your registration. If your organization does not have access to a credit card for this purpose, please email us at to coordinate your registration and payment via check.

Cancellation Policy:
Should there be a need to cancel your registration, the ACCME will provide a refund, less a $50 processing charge, through July 17, 2020. The registration fee is non-refundable for cancellations received after July 17, 2020.

How do I register?

You can register for the ACCME 2020 Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition beginning on Tuesday, June 30 via the ACCME Academy. Instructions for setting up a new ACCME Academy account and registering for the Accreditation Workshop can be found at

Registration for the workshop will close on Friday July 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm Central.

The Microlearning Courses will be available starting on July 22 and the live workshop sessions will take place via Zoom on August 6-7.

How will ACCME ensure that learning meets everyone’s needs?

We want to ensure an inclusive learning experience for the Accreditation Workshop: Virtual Edition. In addition to complying with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ACCME is working to accommodate individuals with visual, auditory, cognitive and mobility impairments. During the registration process, attendees can indicate if they need ADA assistance or accommodations. If you have questions, please contact us at

New to CME? Check Out the ACCME Newcomers' Introduction to Accredited Continuing Medical Education Online Curriculum 

We’re delighted to offer “A Newcomers' Introduction to Accredited Continuing Medical Education”via the ACCME Academy, our online learning portal. You can find more information about the Newcomers’ course here.


If you have questions about the workshop, please contact us at