The ACCME’s recently announced series of changes, initiated by the ACCME board of directors, are intended to simplify the accreditation process. We applaud the ACCME leadership for proposing these changes as they serve to clean up vestigial requirements that predate the 2006 Criteria for Accreditation, remove requirements that seem superfluous, and recognize the electronic world in which we live today that made some requirements no longer necessary or appropriate.

Please note: These changes are in a proposal format at this time; they must be vetted, commented on, and finalized before they are ready for implementation by the CME community. The ACCME emphasized that no changes should be implemented by CME providers at this time.