AMA/ACCME Alignment

Open for comment on : 
April 25, 2017
Closed on: 
May 25, 2017

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) have closed their call for public comment about their proposal to simplify and align their expectations of accredited continuing medical education (CME) activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Comments were accepted through May 25, 2017, at 5 pm CDT.

Reflective of the AMA and ACCME's shared values, the proposal for alignment is designed to encourage innovation and flexibility in accredited CME, while continuing to ensure that activities meet educational standards and are independent of commercial influence.

Thank You for Your Feedback

We appreciate our stakeholder community’s high level of participation and look forward to our ongoing engagement.

Next Steps

The AMA and the ACCME are analyzing the comments to determine whether to make modifications to the proposal and glossary. Once finalized, the resulting new process will be integrated into the existing accreditation and reaccreditation processes.

Updates will be posted on this webpage.

More information

  • View the full announcement for additional detail on the call for comment and proposed simplification of requirements. A PDF version of the announcement is here.
  • In addition to collaborating on the proposal, the AMA and ACCME produced this shared glossary of terms and definitions to help clarify terminology for accredited CME providers and learners.
  • If you have questions or would like more information, please contact