Maintaining Your Accreditation

Last Revised:
September 19, 2014
Published on:
Friday, September 19, 2014

No. Providers may now submit evidence of performance-in-practice using one of two methods:

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Last Revised:
June 25, 2014
Published on:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nonphysicians are called “other learners.” This category includes activity participants other than MDs and DOs. Beginning with the 2015 reporting year, residents are no longer included in this category and are instead counted as...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

No. There are no special requirements for regularly scheduled series (RSS). For RSS, as with any activity type, providers are expected to demonstrate compliance with all applicable ACCME accreditation requirements and policies,...

Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

The ACCME expects accredited providers to discontinue the use of the term “sponsor” (e.g., jointly sponsored, joint sponsorship, directly sponsored, direct sponsorship) for new materials published after January 1, 2015. Please note...

Last Revised:
September 18, 2014
Published on:
Friday, March 14, 2014

CME providers have the option of using the Performance-In-Practice Structured Abstract or to...

Last Revised:
February 25, 2014
Published on:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Effective February 2014, no organization will be evaluated for compliance for ACCME requirements or policies that were removed as a result of the ACCME’s 2014 simplification of its accreditation requirements and processes. This...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Monday, January 30, 2012

You are required to complete the following fields regarding commercial support at the individual CME activity level.

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Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Learning from teaching is a descriptive label for a type of CME activity. (The identification of activity types by the ACCME serves to allow the ACCME to report data and information on the range of...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in...

Last Revised:
March 22, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

A directly provided activity is one that is planned, implemented and evaluated by the accredited provider.  Include co-provided activities (provided by two accredited providers) in this category if you are the...

Last Revised:
November 7, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

The tab-delimited batch upload enables providers to export multiple activity records at one time into PARS.  The tab-delimited batch upload process originates with the use of an MS Excel template which closely mirrors the CME...

Last Revised:
June 26, 2014
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

Physician participants are activity participants who are MDs or DOs. Through the 2014 reporting year, residents are not included in this category, but are included under nonphysician participants. Effective with the 2015 reporting...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

An important concept in PARS is that of “open” and “closed” activities.  Open activities are those that have a minimum set of data entered for them:  specifically, activity name, activity type, activity date, and, if applicable,...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Friday, November 11, 2011

Report any in-kind (non-monetary) commercial support received for an activity by indicating the nature of the in-kind support. You should not estimate the dollar value of in...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A course is identified as a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned to have

  1. a series with multiple sessions that 
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Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When you report Learning from Teaching CME in PARS, aggregate your data for Learning from Teaching CME for all learners into one activity. For hours of instruction, specify the amount of time you believe a learner would take to...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Providers may determine when and with how much frequency to enter their activity data.  ACCME encourages providers to begin inputting data as soon as possible.  You can enter basic...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

When reporting Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) in PARS, each series should be reported as one activity. In addition, the...

Last Revised:
February 1, 2012

Each year, the ACCME collects, summarizes, and publishes information about the CME enterprise on its website as a service to accredited providers, other members of the CME community, and the public via the ACCME’s Program and...

Last Revised:
February 12, 2014

Yes, the accredited provider must report the full amount of commercial support received, even if the commercial support is distributed to other non-accredited joint providers.

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016

An internet enduring material activity is available when the physician participant chooses to complete it...

Last Revised:
December 12, 2016

The ACCME provides detailed instructions for submitting a self-study report during the accreditation process in the ACCME's Guide to the Accreditation Process. The most recent version of this guide can be found...

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