New: Transition Report for Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation

We are pleased to announce that the transition phase for the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation has concluded. To support the CME community’s continued implementation of the menu, we’ve published a report on the transition phase, including:

  • Data on the numbers of accredited providers that have applied for and achieved commendation
  • Lessons learned and common reasons for noncompliance
  • Minor modifications to simplify and clarify the standards and critical elements of a few criteria. Please note that none of the criteria have been changed.

Download the report

We appreciate the contributions of the continuing medical education (CME) community to developing and implementing the Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation, and we congratulate all the CME providers that have applied and plan to apply for commendation. The leadership, staff, and volunteers of the ACCME and Recognized Accreditors are working hard to support the continued, successful adoption of the criteria and the evolution of educational strategies to reflect best practices.

Please visit our commendation resources webpage for more information. If you have questions, we are happy to help. Please contact us at