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Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

The mission of the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) is to advance excellence in midwifery education.

The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education 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.

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ACME Overview

Midwifery Education and Accreditation in the U.S.

ACME History

ACME Accredited Programs

ACME Boards & Board Members (names are followed by duration of term)

ACME Announcements & Third Party Comments

ACME Annual Reports

ACME Accreditation Action Notices

     Past accreditation actions by the ACME Board of Review, by year.

ACME Accreditation Documents, Fee Schedule & Forms

     ACME Criteria, Policies and Procedures Manual, ACNM documents, and other accreditation related documents, and Powerpoint reviews of  procedures.

ACME Trainings & Presentations

ACME Volunteer Opportunities

Becoming a Midwife

Pathways to Midwifery


Heather L. Maurer, MA, Executive Director
[email protected]
(240) 485-1803

Jaime L. Sampson, Administrative Assistant
[email protected]  
(240) 485-1802

Susan E. Stone, CNM, DNSc, FAAN, FACNM
ACME Chair, Board of Commissioners
(859) 253-3637 
[email protected]

Diane Boyer, CNM, PhD, FACNM
ACME Chair, Board of Review
(843) 641-0344
[email protected]

Peter Johnson, CNM, PhD, FACNM
ACME Site Visit Coordinator
(410) 94808603
[email protected]

The academic and professional qualifications, and relevant employment and organizational affiliations of ACME board members are available on request.

ACME National Office, Suite 1550, 8403 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

American College of Nurse-Midwives.
8403 Colesville Rd, Suite 1550 | Silver Spring MD 20910
Phone: 240-485-1800 | Fax: 240-485-1818