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ACME Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation Published May 2019 
Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation (May 2019) (PDF)
Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation (May 2019) (Word)

ACME Criteria for Programmatic Preaccreditation Published August 2019

Criteria for Programmatic Preaccreditation (August 2019) (PDF)
Criteria for Programmatic Preaccreditation
(August 2019) (Word)

ACME Criteria for Programmatic Pre/Accreditation (June 2013) 

Criteria for Programmatic Preaccreditation (Old Version/June 2013)
Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation (Old Version/Revised 2015) (PDF)

SER/PAR Checklist (for new ACME Criteria May 2019)
ACME SER/PAR Checklist 


Policies and Procedures Manual 
ACME Policies & Procedures Manual (August 2019)

ACME Fee Schedule
ACME 2020/2021 Fee Schedule
(posted July 10, 2019)


Other ACME Documents
International Preceptors and Clinical Experiences (April 2015)
HPAC Guidance on Developing Interprofessional Education for Health Professionals (2019) 

Related Documents
The 2012 American College of Nurse-Midwives Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice: History and Revision by Julia C. Phillippi, CNM, PhD, Melissa D. Avery, CNM, PhD, Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Affiliations of ACME accredited programs with other programs/institutions
Scheduling Timelines for Board of Review Process (Accreditation/Preaccreditation)
Number of ACME Accredited Midwifery Programs from 1990-2018

ACNM Documents
To find the most up to date ACNM Documents including the ACNM Standards for the Practice of Midwifery; ACNM Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice; ACNM Code of Ethics, and ACNM Mission, Vision, Core Values (April 2012), please visit here. If you have questions, please contact ACME administration for assistance. 

Sample SERs are available upon request and program directors are encouraged to reach out to the Directors of Midwifery Education (DOME). 
American College of Nurse-Midwives
8403 Colesville Rd. Ste. 1550 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240.485.1800 Fax: 240.485.1818
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