Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)* has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (under 'Health Care') as a programmatic accrediting agency for nurse-midwifery education programs since 1982. In 1994, ACME approved criteria to accredit direct-entry midwifery education programs; the first program was preaccredited in April 1996. ACME currently accredits programs offering nurse-midwifery and midwifery programs.
ACME is administratively and financially autonomous from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
The ACME National Office address is: Suite 1550
8403 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The ACME Executive Director is Heather L. Maurer
Phone: (240) 485-1803
The ACME Administrative Assistant is Jaime L. Sampson
Phone: (240) 485-1802
- Click for a list of ACME accredited programs and a list of ACME members (names are followed by duration of term)
- The academic and professional qualifications, and relevant employment and organizational affiliations of ACME members are available on request.
An invitation for third party comments for programs to be reviewed at the July 2014 review meeting can be found below at 'announcements'.
- Becoming a Midwife
A list of ACME accredited programs is found under 'Midwifery Education Programs'. Also find information about the midwifery profession.
- ACNM Documents
ACNM standard setting documents, philosophy, Code of Ethics
- ACME Documents
ACME Criteria, Policies and Procedures Manual, and other accreditation related documents, and PowerPoint reviews of procedures
- Accreditation Action Notices
Past accreditation actions by the ACME (DOA) Board of Review, by year.
- ACME Annual Reports
- ACME-Program Accreditation Information