All accredited providers in the ACCME System are required to submit data about their activities and programs in the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Here are resources to help you fulfill these expectations. If you need more assistance, please reach out:
- ACCME-accredited providers, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- State-accredited providers, please contact your accreditor.
- Jointly accredited providers, please contact email@example.com.
Beginning with those ACCME-accredited providers receiving accreditation decisions in November 2018, the accreditation process is being moved online to PARS. Accredited providers will also be able to see their accreditation history in PARS. Detailed instructions will be given to providers as part of the reaccreditation instructions.
Login: Click here to log into PARS.
All accredited providers within the ACCME System including ACCME-accredited, state-accredited, and jointly accredited providers are required to use PARS.
Accredited providers can log into PARS by clicking here.
When you log in for the first time, you'll need to reset your password by clicking on "Can't log in or forgot your password?" on the login screen. The system will prompt you to enter your email address. A reset password email will be forwarded to the address you provide. Once you've reset your password, you'll be able to log in and access the Program and Activity Data button which will take you to where you can submit and access your activity and learner data.
After you have logged into PARS, you can click on Help at the top of each screen or the question marks (?) on each page to receive assistance. If you can't find the assistance you need, please submit your questions using the Contact Support interface within PARS.
- FAQ: PARS Frequently Asked Questions
- Tutorial: Fulfilling Year-End Reporting Requirements Using PARS
- Tutorial: Registering CME Activities for MOC Points
- Release Notes: Summary of PARS Enhancements
- Glossary: ACCME/AMA Glossary of Terms and Definitions
- PDFs: PARS Instructional Materials
- Excel Documents: PARS Templates
The ACCME has collaborated with certifying boards to simplify the integration of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and accredited CME. Providers can use PARS to register their activities and submit learner data for these boards' MOC programs. Learn more about CME that Counts for MOC.
Accredited CME providers can support their clinician learners by helping clinicians understand how to identify Improvement Activities, facilitate those activities, and then assist clinicians in attesting to their participation. For more information, please see:
Accredited CME providers can use PARS to submit activity and learner data specific to the FDA Opioid Analgesics REMS. For more information, please see:
The data that accredited providers submit into PARS is used to support the process for initial accreditation, reaccreditation, and progress report reviews. It is also used for producing annual reports, submitting data to the certifying boards in support of CME that counts for MOC, and preparing reports to support the FDA REMS. Additionally, we offer the CME community the opportunity to access anonymized ACCME data for appropriate research.
CME activity information for ACCME’s CME Finder is derived from data entered into PARS. Users can search for information about currently available CME activities that have been registered for Maintenance of Certification (MOC), activities that meet the expectations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and/or the FDA’s Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigations Strategies (REMS) Programs.