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Accreditation Criteria

The ACME Board of Commissioners establishes criteria/standards for accreditation and preaccreditation that are sufficiently rigorous. Our criteria effectively address the quality of midwifery programs in key areas that are measures of quality teaching and learning, effective administrative practices and lead to optimal student achievement. 
ACME Criteria Accreditation - Published May 2019 (Rev 2021)
ACME Criteria Preaccreditation - Published August 2019 (Rev 2021)

Seeking Preaccreditation/Starting a New Midwifery Program?

Policies and Procedures Manual (PPM)
ACME accreditation is guided by a comprehensive set of policies and procedures. The PPM provides the composition of ACME, procedures that programs must follow when applying for accreditation or preaccreditation, eligibility requirements and so much more. ACME Policies & Procedures Manual

    Accreditation Actions/Decisions
    The ACME Board of Review (BOR) makes ongoing decisions regarding the preaccreditation or accreditation status of midwifery programs. The BOR utilizes a comprehensive approach to evaluate a program’s compliance with the criteria before reaching a decision to accredit, preaccredit or take an applicable action and makes available each decision/action through public Action Notices.

      Call for Public Comments

      In accordance with USED requirements, ACME provides public notice when an institution or program is being considered for accreditation or preaccreditation; and provides an opportunity for written third-party comments concerning the institution's or program's qualifications for accreditation or preaccreditation.
      View current call for comments: Request for Written Comments

      Additional Information
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