Requirements for Recognized Accreditors

One of the ACCME’s functions, as specified in its bylaws, is to recognize state and territory medical societies as accreditors of local CME providers. These intrastate providers offer CME primarily to learners from their state or contiguous states as opposed to ACCME-accredited providers, which offer CME primarily to national or international audiences.

State and territory medical societies that are designated by the ACCME as Recognized Accreditors must meet the ACCME’s recognition requirements. The recognition requirements are designed to maintain a uniform, national system of CME accreditation, helping to assure physicians, state legislatures, CME providers, and the public that all CME programs within the ACCME system are held to the same high standards.

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