After completing the survey, the surveyor submits his or her findings to the
Committee for Continuing Medical Education who typically renders one of the
- Continued Accreditation: A four-year accreditation
term based on compliance with Criteria 1 to 15 and all accreditation
policies. Continued accreditation may include a requirement for an interim
report to remedy areas found to be in non-compliance.
- Accreditation with Commendation: A six-year
accreditation term based on compliance with Criteria 1 to 22 and all
- Probation: Applies when an organization’s application
and activity files demonstrate significant noncompliance either at the time
of reaccreditation or upon submission of an interim report.
- Non-accreditation: Applies when an organization is
unable to demonstrate compliance through interim reports or the
accreditation process reveals an egregious violation of the Standards of
Late Submissions or Extensions
Accredited providers are expected to meet all of the due dates outlined in
their notification for reaccreditation or interim reports. If a provider is
unable to submit the requested information in time, the provider may request a
one-time extension for their accreditation period. An extension must be approved
by the IMQ before the expiration of their accreditation period, and the
organization must pay an extension fee.
For more information about late submissions or extensions, contact:
Jena Resner, MD
Continuing Medical Education Program Administrator
Sample Templates and Examples of Compliant Documents
One benefit of IMQ accreditation is access to a variety of planning forms,
sample templates and copies of real provider examples to assist you in the
planning of your activities.