On this page you will find resources to help you achieve Accreditation with Commendation. Accredited CME providers have the option to aim to achieve Accreditation with Commendation, a six-year term. Providers seeking commendation must comply with Core Accreditation Criteria and demonstrate compliance with the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation. To be eligible for Accreditation with Commendation, CME providers must demonstrate compliance with Core Accreditation Criteria, in addition to the Menu of Commendation Criteria. Choosing from the menu, providers need to demonstrate compliance with any seven criteria of their choice, from any category, plus one criterion from the Achieves Outcomes category, for a total of eight criteria.
Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation Transition Report: This report includes background information, data from the two-year transition period of decision-making under the menu, lessons learned, and minor modifications we have made to simplify and clarify the standards and critical elements of a few criteria.
Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation wheel graphic: This wheel is a graphic representation of the categories and criteria of the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation.
Accreditation Requirements: This PDF is a compilation of the accreditation requirements which includes the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation, Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, and ACCME Policies.
FAQs about Accreditation with Commendation
Compliance Library: Examples of compliance and non-compliance for each of the criterion (search by criterion)
Introduction to the Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation: Video commentary with Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME
Accreditation with Commendation Video List: List of videos about the commendation criteria
Categories in the Menu of Commendation Criteria
For each category we've created a package of resources, including video commentary, FAQ, and compliance examples.