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Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

A Joint Accreditation founding organization, the ACCME accredits organizations that offer continuing medical education (CME) and recognizes state medical societies as accreditors of local CME programs. 

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ACCME leverages the power of education to drive quality in the medical profession and improve care for patients. 

Accelerate Learning: ACCME aims to ensure the latest learnings are shared across the community. 

Inspire Change: ACCME aims to provide the tools and standards to help CME programs change.

Champion Improvement: ACCME aims to guide CME providers to improve programs and healthcare outcomes.

ACCME Accredits Organizations Providing CME for Physicians

The ACCME sets standards for CME that reflect the values of the educator and ensure that accredited CME is designed to be relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence. 

The ACCME System 

The ACCME does not accredit individual educational activities. ACCME accreditation is a voluntary system, based on professional self-regulation and peer review. We accredit thousands of CME providers who represent a range of organizations:

  • Publishing & education companies
  • Hospital & healthcare delivery systems
  • Schools of medicine
  • Physician membership organizations
  • Government & military agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Insurance & managed-care companies

The ACCME Impact 

ACCME accredited CME providers represent a range of organizations across the country and internationally. 


Accredited CME providers within the global ACCME System


Activities provided by accredited CME providers each year


Interactions with physicians and other healthcare professionals through ACCME-accredited CME programs