Education Certification
& Partnerships  


Jointly Provide an Education Program for CME

Joint Providership is the term used when an ACCME accredited provider, such as the OSMA, plans and presents one or more educational activities with a non-ACCME accredited provider.

When working with a partner to Jointly Provide an education program for purposes of continuing medical education (CME), the OSMA follows ACCME and AMA established national criteria for development, implementation and evaluation of the activity so as to provide physicians with a high quality and effective educational experience that meet AMA PRA Category 1(tm) CME requirements. The OSMA does enforce the three-to-six month notice requirement needed for proper planning and monitoring.

For lists of other accredited providers in Ohio, please visit the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. There are two lists to choose from: CME providers accredited by the ACCME (go to Ohio) and CME providers accredited by a state medical society (again, go to Ohio).


For more information on the process, contact:

Mary Whitacre • (614) 527-6769

The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) has been reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years (through March 31, 2024) as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that OSMA delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence. The ACCME System employs a rigorous process for evaluating institutions' CME programs according to standards that reflect the values of the educator community and aim to accelerate learning, inspire change, and champion improvement in healthcare. Through participation in accredited CME, clinicians and teams drive improvement in their practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of their patients.


Certify Your Medical Marijuana Course in Ohio

If you have a medical marijuana course for physicians that is certified for AMA PRA Category 1™ credit and you want to offer it in Ohio to help Ohio physicians meet their CME requirements when applying for a Certificate to Recommend, please contact the OSMA:

Mary Whitacre • (614) 527-6769