Frequently Asked Questions
• What does ACCME stand for?
ACCME stands for Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
• What is Accreditation?
Accreditation from the ACCME is earned by organizations that wish to be recognized for the high quality of their educational standards.
• What is CME credit?
Continuing Medical Education Credit (CME) is often extended to physicians, nurses, technicians and other allied health professionals who complete professional development courses that have been sponsored by an ACCME accredited organization.
• Why do physicians want CME credit?
Physicians and allied health professionals are required by the American Medical Association (AMA) to complete Continuing Medical Education courses in order to maintain their recognition by the AMA.
• What does CME accreditation say about my program?
A CME accredited program must meet the high standards set forth by the ACCME and conveys to attendees that information presented will be unbiased and relevant to practicing physicians.