The surveyor completes his/her assessment and submits findings to the IMQ/CMA
Committee on Continuing Medical Education. The Committee makes all accreditation
decisions, usually within two to three months.
Organizations successfully demonstrating compliance with the Initial
Application requirements earn a decision of provisional accreditation. This is a
two-year accreditation term, during which the organization is authorized to
offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for its activities. Please note: a provisional
accreditation does not allow for joint sponsorship of educational activities.
Provisionally accredited organizations are obligated to pay all annual fees
associated with maintaining its accreditation.
Once awarded a provisional accreditation, each organization must plan,
conduct, and evaluate CME activities in compliance with all IMQ/CMA
accreditation criteria and policies during its two-year term. To remain an
accredited provider, the organization applies for accreditation prior to the
expiration of its provisional accreditation term. There is no guarantee of
reaccreditation; an organization must demonstrate that it was compliant with
the criteria and all policies during its provisional accreditation term.
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For more information about initial accreditation, and to request an application, contact IMQ at:
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