To apply for Accreditation with Commendation, how best do we determine our program size?

The size of your CE program is best calculated using the number of activities during the CURRENT accreditation term at the time of your application.  The ranges established by the ACCME are:

Small: 39 or fewer

Medium: 40-100

Large: 101-250

Extra Large: 250 or more

A few things to consider when calculating:

  • Just like in PARS, you’ll report/count each course as a separate activity even if it is reported.
  • Journal-based CE activities should be reported/counted individually by journal, article, or collection.
  • Regularly scheduled series (RSS) count as a single activity each year it takes place.
  • Enduring material activities that span multiple years count as one activity as long as the content is unchanged (as opposed to how you’d report them in PARS).


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