Volunteers play a critical role to support the ACCME and the national CME system. In return for their donation of time and expertise, the ACCME provides its volunteers with tools and education resources to support their professional development.
General Resources for Accreditation Volunteers
- Volunteer Reimbursement: ACCME accreditation volunteers receive no honoraria or other form of compensation; however, they are reimbursed for the expenses they incur in compliance with the ACCME's volunteer expense reimbursement policies.
- FAQ Page: The FAQ page provides a searchable list of questions and answers about accreditation processes, expectations of ACCME requirements, and general information about the national CME system.
- Video Resources: These videos include interviews with CME professionals and system stakeholders, tutorials, and ACCME commentary.
Resources for ACCME Surveyors
- Reviewing Surveyor Roles and Responsibilities: Review the ACCME Surveyor Competencies for insights regarding the role and expectations of accreditation surveyors.
- Materials Used by ACCME Accreditation Surveyors: This page provides downloadable forms used by ACCME Surveyors.
Training and Continuing Professional Development
- ACCME's Accreditation Workshop: To support their ongoing professional development, the registration fee for the Accreditation Workshop is discounted for trained ACCME surveyors. ACCME surveyors that attend the workshop are responsible for their own travel and expenses.
- Becoming an ACCME Surveyor: The ACCME provides intensive training for new surveyors that introduces volunteers to the tools, processes, and skills to support their role.
- Ongoing Surveyor Training: Designed to support surveyors by exploring examples of provider practices and insights from the accreditation review process. Each webinar is recorded and made available online for 24/7 on-demand viewing.
- Provider Examples of Compliance & Noncompliance: A compendium of examples from providers that have been evaluated under the ACCME Accreditation Criteria (including the Standards for Commercial Support). The compendium includes actual examples of provider practices that were found either compliant or noncompliant with the ACCME Criteria together with explanatory comments.
- Nominate a Colleague: The ACCME is always looking for volunteers for our accreditation surveyor pool. If you know of a colleague who might be interested in volunteering as an ACCME surveyor, let us know. Tell us a little about your colleague and we will reach out to them with more information.