Meet the Team
CDER has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) since the 1980’s to provide continuing medical education (CME), and in 1988 became accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing pharmacy education (CPE). In addition, CDER was approved in 2005 as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
In the spring of 2017, FDA was proud to receive status as a Jointly Accredited Provider. Joint accreditation is a collaboration of the ACCME, ACPE and ANCC to provide interprofessional continuing education for the healthcare team.
As the only accredited provider in the Agency, the FDA/CDER CE program serves a multidisciplinary group including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, pharmacologists, chemists, toxicologists, microbiologists and statisticians within the Centers and Offices across the FDA. The CE activities focus on maintaining, developing, and increasing knowledge, skills, and professional performance of FDA scientific staff for better decision making that is evidence- based and aligned with the public interest. In addition, the FDA/CDER CE program provides continuing education credit to outside participants through the workshops, courses, seminars and online activities offered to the public.