Joint Provider CME
ASAM is an accredited provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide and joint provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Applying for CME/CE for an Educational Activity
As the accredited provider, ASAM must ensure that all direct and jointly provided activities are in full compliance with the ACCME Essentials and Guidelines.
- Visit the ACCME website to familiarize with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education (formerly known as the ACCME Guidelines and Standards for Commercial Support). The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education (ACE) ensures that all accredited activities are independent and free of any ineligible companies. To read the definition of an ineligible company, visit ACCME Eligibility.
- Submit completed disclosure form(s) for the activity planning committee to the ASAM CE Department 45-60 days prior to the submission of your CME/CE application. The disclosure requirements apply to all involved in the planning of an activity; planning committee and faculty.
- Upon approval of the activity planning committee disclosures, submit the Joint Provider CME/CE Application with required documents to the ASAM CME/CE Department 30 days prior to the activity launch.
NOTE: The reduced fee is for ASAM state chapters only. Activities must be planned and hosted by the ASAM state chapter applying for CME. State Chapter President signature required.
All planning committee disclosures must be submitted 60-90 days prior to the submission of your CME/CE application (application fees apply). Please contact the ASAM CME Department with any questions.
Instructions for Applying to ASAM's Joint Provider CME/CE Program
ASAM's Medical Education Council Identified Practice Gaps and Topics
ACCME's Definitions of Relevant Financial Relationships
Joint Provider CME/CE Application
Accredited with Commendation
The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been awarded the highest level of Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that ASAM delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence from ineligible companies.
The ACCME System employs a rigorous process for evaluating institutions' CME programs according to standards that reflect the values of the educator community and aim to accelerate learning, inspire change, and champion improvement in healthcare. Through participation in accredited CME, clinicians and teams drive improvement in their practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of their patients.
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is an accredited provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide and joint provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ASAM CE Committee Mission and Charge
The ASAM CE Committee’s MISSION is to ensure that all direct and joint provided CME educational activities are in full compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Guidelines, Essentials and Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Specifically, the ASAM CE Committee reviews all direct and joint provided accredited continuing education activities to ensure they are in full compliance with the Interprofessional Joint Accreditation Criteria and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity & Independence in Accredited Continuing Education (ACE) while aiming to maintain accreditation with commendation.
The ASAM CE Committee is charged with identification, mitigation and disclosure of potential relevant financial relationships for the ASAM Medical Education Council, activity planning committees and activity faculty (anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity) in order to produce balanced, and scientifically based accredited products that are free of ineligible companies (as defined by the ACCME).
Finally, the ASAM CE Committee reviews collected data from activity evaluations, annual needs assessment, and practice gap surveys and provides recommendations to the ASAM Medical Education Council to ensure compliance with the Interprofessional Joint Accreditation Criteria and ACCME.
Reviewed and Approved: October 2, 2022
Questions? Contact ASAM’s CME/CE DepartmentAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine
11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301.656.3920 | Fax: 301.656.3815 | Email: cme@ASAM.org