Accreditation Requirements

Our accreditation requirements ensure that accredited CME is designed to be relevant, practice-based, effective, and independent of commercial influence. With this framework, we empower CME providers to deliver high-quality education that drives improvements in practice and helps clinicians and teams to optimize the care, health, and wellness of patients.

The videos below provide additional information about ACCME's accreditation requirements, including the Accreditation Criteria, Standards for Commercial Support, policies, and more.

Program vs Activity Requirements

Your CME Mission Statement

Addressing Practice Gaps

Closing Practice Gaps: Educational Needs

Educational Terms: Knowledge, Competence, Performance, and Patient Outcomes

What Do You Want to Change?

Make Education Effective and Relevant

Overview of ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support

What is a Commercial Interest?

What creates a Conflict of Interest?

How can I best identify relevant financial relationships?

Who is in control of CME Content?

What are relevant financial relationships?

Managing Commercial Support: Understanding Criterion 8

Separating Promotion from Education: Addressing Criterion 9

Protecting the Integrity of CME for Learners and the Public – Criterion 10