Plan: Budgeting for CME accreditation

May 24, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Continuing Medical Education (CME) 

The California Medical Association (CMA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) bill all accredited providers annually. CMA sent out invoices May 17, 2021, to all of its accredited providers. These invoices were sent through PayPal; if you have not received an invoice, please check your spam folder. If you are unable to find your invoice, please reach out to CMA’s continuing medical education (CME) program as soon as possible via cme@cmadocs.org.

CMA sends out its annual billing in the spring of the current year (2021), with the invoice due in the summer. ACCME also sends out an annual invoice, though it will send out invoices at the end of this year (2021) for the next calendar year (2022).

Failure to meet CMA payment deadlines may result in a change of status to administrative probation and a subsequent change of status to non-accreditation.

ACCME and CMA CME use a tiered fee structure to distribute the responsibility for sustaining our accredited CME system more fairly among programs of different sizes.

Additional fees associated with renewing your accreditation term are charged during the self-study consideration. Click here to read more about the CME fee schedule.


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