As it has since its inception, the ACCME continues to rely on a network of dedicated volunteers. Currently, approximately 150 volunteers serve on the national level as surveyors and the ACCME Board and committee members; thousands of volunteers serve at the state level. Taking into account national-level volunteers, intrastate accreditation volunteers, and CME committee volunteers serving ACCME-accredited and state-accredited providers, an estimated 20,000 people across the country support the system.
In return for their donation of time and expertise, ACCME volunteers receive the opportunity to learn from their colleagues, gain a broader understanding of the CME environment, and contribute to continuous improvement in the accreditation system. 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 .