The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education were released in December 2020, replacing the Standards for Commercial Support. All providers in the ACCME System are expected to comply with the new Standards by January 1, 2022. Here are resources to support your successful transition to the new Standards. We’ve also included a section below with archived resources for the Standards for Commercial Support. If you need more information or have suggestions for additional resources, please contact info@accme.org. We’re happy to help. 

Implementing the new Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education Webinar 

On January 11, we hosted a public webinar to answer questions about the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. You can navigate to different sections of the video faster and easier with the chapter marker feature. Download a PDF with the slide deck. 

Introductory Video

Getting Started Info Package

This PDF includes an introduction to the new Standards, with a transition timeline, Standards at a Glance, and full text of the Standards.

View the Standards for Integrity and Independence

Toolkit for the Standards for Integrity and Independence

This toolkit includes templates, sample forms, and checklists in fillable PDF format for you to adapt and use as you choose. Use of these resources is completely optional.

Standards for Integrity and Independence: Transition Checklist 

Journal Article

JAMA: Changes to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Medical Education: Authored by ACCME, President and CEO, Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, this article discusses the guiding principles behind the new Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Providers can use this article to share with faculty and other stakeholders to explain the new Standards, along with resources available on this webpage. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Archived Resources: Standards for Commercial Support