Call for Comment about Proposed Standards: Next Steps

Thank you for your responses to our call for comment about the proposed, revised ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. The call for comment is now closed. We will publish a summary of the responses on our website within the next few months.

The ACCME Board of Directors will review the responses at its March 2020 meeting. After the Board makes modifications and adopts the revised Standards, the ACCME will release a transition plan for the accredited continuing education community. This plan will include: 

  • Transition phase to give accreditors, accredited educational providers, faculty, volunteers, and other stakeholders time to prepare to meet the expectations of the revised Standards.  
  • Education and resources to support the continuing education community’s successful adoption of the revised Standards. 

Please note: The current Standards for Commercial Support remain in place and accredited continuing education providers should continue to comply with them, in addition to complying with other accreditation requirements

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