April 3, 2017
New educational resources about the “Enhances Skills” category of the new commendation criteria are now available. Visit the ACCME website for an overview, video, FAQ, and compliance examples for Criteria 29-32.
These resources are part of a series ACCME is publishing to support implementation of the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation, our mechanism for recognizing and celebrating organizations that excel as CME providers.
There are 16 new commendation criteria, divided into 5 categories. To be eligible for commendation, providers will need to demonstrate compliance with any seven criteria of their choice, from any category—plus one criterion from the Achieves Outcomes category—for a total of eight criteria.
If you missed our previous announcements, you can find the resources for the “Achieves Outcomes," "Promotes Team-based Education," and "Addresses Public Health Priorities" categories on the ACCME website.
We look forward to working together to ensure our CME community’s successful implementation of the new criteria to achieve our shared goal of advancing quality and achieving outcomes in post-graduate medical education.
As a reminder, as with the existing commendation criteria 16-22, compliance with the new commendation criteria is optional for CME providers and is not required to achieve Accreditation. For more information about the new commendation criteria overall, including a transition timeline, please see the Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation page on our website.