Your Hub for Centralized CME Data 

ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) is your entry point into the digitized world of CME. As an accredited CME provider, you serve a vital role in our healthcare ecosystem by delivering quality education to physicians. PARS is a tool you can use to help add value to your program and advance the field of accredited education through the centralized collection of activity and learner credit data. 

CME Activity Data

All accredited CME providers are expected to enter activity data in PARS to fulfill ACCME’s data reporting requirements. Each year, we aggregate this information in an annual data report as a service to our accredited education community and to identify long-range trends that shape the evolution of our system. Previous data reports are available here.

Learner Credit Data

PARS offers you the ability to not only enter activity data, but also record learner credit data in the same system. Reporting learner credit data in PARS is not required. It is an opportunity that has been made available for all accredited providers so that we can move the system forward to a digitized approach to reporting and managing learner credit data. 

By entering activity and learner credit data in PARS, you can:  

  • Increase the visibility of your CME activities and reach a wider audience of learners.  

  • Reinforce the value of your activities to learners and other stakeholders.  

  • Decrease physicians’ reporting burden, giving them more time to focus on patient care.  

  • Reduce your workload responding to queries and certificate requests from physicians.  

  • Support regulatory authorities by providing easier access to verified CME and Maintenance of Certification (MOC)/Continuous Certification (CC) credit data. Learner credit data entered in PARS will be reported to the participating state medical licensing boards and certifying boards in collaboration with the ACCME, eliminating the need for physicians to track and submit their credits to these boards manually. 

Key Resources to Support Your Data Entry  

  • Annual Reporting in PARS – learn everything you need to know about annual reporting in PARS, including step-by-step instructions and resources to help you fulfill annual reporting requirements.

  • Using PARS – provides an overview of the features in PARS, including how-to videos, technical resources, frequently asked questions, and year-end reporting information.  

  • New Webinar: Reporting Activities/Learner Data with ABS – watch this webinar recording to help you get started on reporting learner credit data for the American Board of Surgery (ABS).

  • Frequently Asked Questions – explore answers to commonly asked questions about PARS, including information about annual reportingCME activity data, copying an activity, and learner credit data

  • Reporting Learner Credit Data – shares information and resources on entering learner credit data in PARS.  

  • CME Credit Reporting Checklist – a step-by-step guide on how to enter CME learner credit data in PARS. 

  • Submit Data via Batch Upload or Web Services – includes technical resources for submitting data into PARS  

  • CME Passport: Info for Providers – offers an introduction to CME Passport (formerly CME Finder), a free, centralized web application for physicians to find, view, and generate transcripts of their reported CME credit.  

  • State Medical Licensing Board Collaboration – comprises information and resources about the ACCME and State Medical Licensing Board Collaboration, enabling CME providers to report learner credit data directly to participating state medical licensing boards.  

  • CME for MOC – includes information and resources on the ACCME’s collaboration with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) to simplify and align the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process to better meet the needs of physicians and educators.  

  • CME for FDA REMS – features an overview of the US FDA’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for opioids which leverages accredited CME to address the opioid crisis.  

  • CME for MIPS – shares information regarding accredited CME as an Improvement Activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), an initiative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  

  • PARS Release Notes – brief summary of PARS enhancements to date.

Questions? We're happy to help! Email info@accme.org for more information.