The AAP is awarded Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) following the reaccreditation process. Reaccreditation is a requirement for AAP to maintain its status as an ACCME-accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME) to physicians.
The Accreditation with Commendation designation is the highest possible level of accreditation offered by the ACCME and results in an extended six-year term of accreditation, rather than the more common four-year terms that many CME providers receive.
This top level of accreditation is only awarded to a CME provider that complies with all 22 accreditation criteria, including seven top-level criteria covering engagement with the medical environment. ACCME’s decision was based off of a comprehensive self-study report of AAP’s CME program, evidence of performance-in-practice, and the accreditation interview.