American Academy of CME

A Collaborative, Sophisticated Approach to Accredited Continuing Education

Partnering with the Academy means you have a group of experts on your team whose focus is providing impactful education in the evolving world of continuing education.


History and Background

The American Academy of CME, Inc. (Academy), headquartered in Jackson, NJ, was founded in 2001.
The Academy is an independent, non-profit, education foundation. Both on our own, and in collaboration with accredited and non-accredited continuing education companies, healthcare professional associations, foundations, and other organizations, the Academy provides accredited continuing education (CE) to the healthcare team and its members including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers/case managers, transplant coordinators, dentists and other healthcare professionals.

The Academy and the organizations with whom we partner have extensive experience in the development and execution of educational curricula across multiple live, print, and web formats. Our team includes both clinical specialists and professionals qualified in the practice of adult education, including development of gap analyses and instructional design, meeting planning and execution, content development, and outcomes measurement. Our staff also gives back to our profession by serving as volunteers with Joint Accreditation (JA), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), and the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP).

Philosophy on Collaborations

The Academy is committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence in CE for the healthcare team and its members. The Academy ensures that all CE initiatives we accredit are of the highest quality and are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.
The Academy accepts requests to partner with other organizations—including continuing education companies, healthcare professional associations, governmental agencies, foundations, and publishers. We take a collaborative approach to program planning, implementation and evaluation with the goal of forming a truly successful partnership with our education partners.
Requests to jointly provide CE activities with the Academy must be submitted in writing to the Academy. Once received, a member of our team will contact you to set up a call when we can speak about your organization’s needs and how the Academy might meet them.
Additionally, the Academy requires the potential education partner to complete and submit Academy Policy 2.1 – Potential Educational Partner Attestation Form in order to document the organization’s corporate structure, mission, organizational chart (incorporating the staff’s reporting structure), and relationships with any parent/sister organizations. The purpose of this document is to establish that the potential partner is not an ineligible company (a joint provider may not be an ineligible company). An ineligible company is defined as an organization “whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”
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Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Academy is also a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider # CEP16993).

As a Jointly Accredited Provider™, the Academy can provide CE credits to:
  • Physicians
  • Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists