Accreditation is a voluntary process involving several steps. Once a health care organization’s application is accepted, it conducts its own self-assessment using the American Association of Continuing Medical Education® International Accreditation Guidelines, Standards, and Policies. The next step is an on-site survey conducted by a highly trained survey team experienced in both the clinical and administrative aspects of continuing medical education (CME).

When they have completed their survey, the team makes an accreditation recommendation, which is then reviewed by Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) and the Monitoring Committee (MC), who both collect review, and analyzes data including; investigating the organization’s previous and current activities, evaluating the academic and administrative planning of the organization’s medical education area.