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Compliance & Non-Compliance

Here are examples of CME provider practices that demonstrate how we determine compliance and noncompliance with ACCME requirements. Many of these are drawn from information submitted by CME providers during the accreditation process. The goal of sharing these examples is to enable providers and CME stakeholders to learn from each other and to understand ACCME’s expectations.

Please note that these are examples only, not prescribed practices; nor do they represent a list of options from which providers must choose. Each example in and of itself may not necessarily describe all practices that are required to meet compliance, but rather evidence of practices that contributed to compliance or noncompliance findings.

Search by criterion: This page was updated December 10, 2020, to replace criteria numbers with keywords and to remove the examples related to the Standards for Commercial Support (Criteria 7-10). A PDF of these compliance examples is available here. More information about the new Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the reorganized Accreditation Criteria is available here.

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