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Industry professionals who are Board Certified in Medical Affairs are more likely to meet important quality metrics throughout their career

The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA)

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The ACMA is the only accredited medical affairs and Medical Science Liaison (MSL) training provider in the pharmaceutical industry. The ACMA is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education & Training (ANSI/IACET), which is a badge of excellence & distinction indicating that the ACMA maintains the highest standards of quality & excellence in medical affairs and MSL training.

Additionally, the ACMA in partnership with ScientaCME is a joint provider of CME/CE for physicians and pharmacists. We are also a member organization of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program (BCMAS) is the industry standard in medical affairs and MSL training. The ACMA has developed the first ever universal standards of conduct for medical affairs and MSL professionals.


ACMA learners are in over 30 countries. We have partnerships with several global organizations including Interfarma in South America, the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), the Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education in Canada and many others.


Research in education demonstrates that learners do best when learning on their own terms. The BCMAS program is a self-paced, online program. It is designed for busy professionals. Study on your laptop, tablet or mobile device.


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About The ACMA

The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA) is a self-governing entity which administers accredited education programs for pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals.

The ACMA is an internationally recognized accrediting body which collaborates with healthcare partners worldwide to establish standards of excellence and competency based learning for the pharmaceutical industry.