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Deciding on Initial Accreditation for Continuing Medical Education

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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. Click here for more information about reaccreditation.

For more information about initial accreditation, and to request an application, contact IMQ at:
Phone: 415.882.5151
Email: Click Here