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 Criteria 1-13 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 Criteria 1-13, in addition to the Menu of Commendation Criteria (C23-C38). 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.

PDFs

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, ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities, and ACCME Policies.

FAQs

FAQs about Accreditation with Commendation

Compliance Examples

Compliance Library: Examples of compliance and non-compliance for each of the criterion (search by criterion)

Videos

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.