ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) is your entry point into the digitized world of CME. Accredited CME providers serve a vital role in our healthcare ecosystem by delivering quality education to physicians.

Your Hub for Centralized CME Data

PARS is a tool you can use to help advance the field of accredited education through the centralized collection of activity and learner credit data. Explore training videos at the link below, and get the big picture on how it all works in the video at right.

Reporting Requirements

CME Activity Data

All accredited CME providers are expected to enter activity data in PARS to fulfill ACCME’s data reporting requirements. Each year, we aggregate this information in an annual data report as a service to our accredited education community and to identify long-range trends that shape the evolution of our system.

Reporting Learner Credit Data

PARS offers you the ability to not only enter activity data, but also record learner credit data in the same system. Reporting learner credit data in PARS is not required. It is an opportunity that has been made available for all accredited providers so that we can move the system forward to a digitized approach to reporting and managing learner credit data.

By entering activity and learner credit data in PARS, you can:  

  • Increase the visibility of your CME activities and reach a wider audience of learners.  

  • Reinforce the value of your activities to learners and other stakeholders.  

  • Decrease physicians’ reporting burden, giving them more time to focus on patient care.  

  • Reduce your workload responding to queries and certificate requests from physicians.  

Support regulatory authorities by providing easier access to verified CME and Maintenance of Certification (MOC)/Continuous Certification (CC) credit data. Learner credit data entered in PARS will be reported to the participating state medical licensing boards and certifying boards in collaboration with the ACCME, eliminating the need for physicians to track and submit their credits to these boards manually. 

Key Resources to Support Your Data Entry

Explore these resources for an overview of the features in PARS, including how-to videos, technical resources, frequently asked questions, and year-end reporting information.

Submitting Data via Batch Upload (Excel)

Technical File