Initial Application Process
The information below provides general information about CME accreditation
and describes the process to become an accredited provider.
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information about reaccreditation.
A variety of organizations achieve initial CME accreditation, and IMQ
provides help throughout the application and survey process. The initial
accreditation process can take up to eighteen months, but typically averages six
to eight months. An initial applicant is eligible for a two-year provisional
accreditation that is based on compliance with selected criteria and policies as
defined in the IMQ/CMA accreditation manual. Provisional accreditation does not
guarantee reaccreditation after two years.A provider must demonstrate compliance with all criteria and policies during the two-year provisional accreditation in order to be reaccredited.
The CME initial accreditation process has three steps: