Initial applicants seeking to achieve Provisional Accreditation, a two-year term, must comply with the following Core Accreditation Criteria: Mission, Program Analysis, Educational Needs, Designed to Change, and Analyzes Change.

Providers seeking Accreditation, a four year-year term, must comply with all the Core Accreditation Criteria. Accredited providers also have the option to seek Accreditation with Commendation, a six-year term. See the explanation below.

All providers must comply with the applicable Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and applicable policies.

Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation (optional)

To be eligible for Accreditation with Commendation, CME providers must demonstrate compliance with all of the Core Accreditation Criteria, in addition to eight criteria from the commendation menu. Choosing from the menu, providers 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.

All providers must demonstrate compliance with the applicable Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and applicable policies.