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
To reach the ACME administrative assistant, email email@example.com or call (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.
- ACME Documents
ACME Criteria, Policies and Procedures Manual, and other accreditation related documents, and PowerPoint reviews of procedures
- 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
- Accreditation Action Notices
Past accreditation actions by the ACME (DOA) Board of Review, by year.
- ACME Annual Reports