At the July 2016 meeting, the ACCME Board of Directors came to consensus about the menu of new criteria for Accreditation with Commendation. The final version is based on the feedback we received from the CME community. In the fall, we expect to release a comprehensive package including the new commendation criteria, guidelines and compliance measures, a transition plan and implementation schedule, and educational resources.
There will be a transition phase during which accredited providers that choose to aim to achieve Accreditation with Commendation will have the option of demonstrating compliance with the current or new commendation criteria. As always, compliance with the commendation criteria is optional for CME providers and is not required to achieve Accreditation.
Visit the New Commendation Criteria webpage for updates. We will also keep you informed via email announcements and newsletters.
We appreciate the CME community’s high level of participation in this process and look forward to working together to ensure our community’s successful adoption of the new criteria.