The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) leverages the power of education to drive quality in the medical profession and improve care for patients. 

The ACCME accredits organizations that provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ACCME does not accredit individual educational activities. ACCME accreditation is a voluntary system, based on professional self-regulation and peer review.  

The ACCME accredits organizations that offer continuing medical education, creating a framework that supports, inspires, and motivates educators to achieve their full potential. We set the standards for education that accelerates learning, change, and growth in healthcare. Our standards reflect the values of our educator community and respond to the evolving healthcare environment. As a result, clinicians and teams can drive improvement in their practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of their patients.

Our Community

Every day clinicians can choose from more than 3,000 hours of accredited CME. Accredited CME offers clinicians, educators, and health leaders the power and capacity to address many of the challenges we face in our changing healthcare environment.

Our community of more than 1,700 CME providers offers physicians and healthcare teams an array of resources to promote quality, safety, and the evolution of healthcare.

We accredit organizations in the US and around the world. Accredited CME providers represent a range of organizations from national physician membership organizations to rural hospitals. Some specialize in local, community-based health issues, others focus on national and international health priorities, and others advance interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) and team-based care.

The geographic distribution and diversity of CME providers means that clinicians and teams have access to education where they live and work that addresses local, national, and international healthcare priorities