Resources for Accreditation
TMA Accreditation Manual
Accreditation is official recognition by a state medical association or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education that an organization’s overall program of physician CME meets established criteria for educational planning and quality.
AMA Physician Recognition Award Booklet
AMA Frequently Asked Questions - For CME Providers
Core Accreditation Criteria and Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
Initial applicants seeking to achieve Provisional Accreditation, a two-year term, and providers seeking Accreditation, a four-year term must comply with all the Core Accreditation Criteria and Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.
Accredited providers also have the option to seek Accreditation with Commendation, a six-year term, the highest accreditation status; and available only to providers seeking reaccreditation, not to initial applicants. See Resources and Documents for Initial Accreditation, and Reaccreditation, and Commendation.
Implementing the Core Accreditation Criteria
Includes resources for implementing TMA Core Accreditation Criteria – Mission, Program Analysis Program Improvements, Educational Needs, Designed to Change, Appropriate Formats, Competencies, and Analyzes Changes.
Implementing the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has several resources to support implementation of the Standards.
CME in Support of Maintenance of Certification
All CME providers in the ACCME System, this includes state accredited providers, have the option to add value to their CME programs by offering accredited CME that counts for MOC.
Check out information for getting started, participating boards & requirements, registering your activities in PARS, submitting learner data, communication of MOC or Continuing Certification Recognition, and resources.
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Resources and Documents for Initial Accreditation, Reaccreditation, and Commendation
Information and Pre-Application for Initial Accreditation
Information and Pre-Application for first-time applicants.
Guide to the Process for Accreditation
Instructions for providers receiving accreditation decisions from the Texas Medical Association for the Self-Study Report, Performance-in-Practice and Interview.
Self-Study Report — Reaccreditation and Initial Accreditation
Form for providers receiving accreditation decisions from the Texas Medical Association.
Accredited CME providers have the option to aim to achieve Accreditation with Commendation. Providers that earn this distinction are awarded a six-year accreditation term.
Check out the library of FAQs, Compliance Examples, and videos provided by ACCME.
Self-Study Report — Accreditation with Commendation
Form for providers pursuing accreditation with commendation.
TMA Performance-in-Practice Structured Abstract
Includes requirements and instructions for using the structured abstract for the activity file review for providers receiving accreditation decisions from the Texas Medical Association.
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