ACCME Accreditation: A National Model. ACCME accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory system that assures the public and the medical community that accredited CME is a strategic partner in health care quality and safety initiatives, providing physicians with relevant, effective education that meets their learning and practice needs.
Accreditation standards ensure that CME is designed to be independent, free of commercial bias, and based on valid content.
The ACCME accreditation system is recognized as a national model by federal and state government agencies, other health care accrediting bodies, and the profession of medicine.
Federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, have included accredited CME as a strategic partner in their public health initiatives.
The ACCME has long-standing collaborative relationships with the other institutions that oversee national CME accreditation and credit systems, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American Osteopathic Association.
Accountability to the Public