The California Medical Association’s (CMA) continuing medical education (CME) team is excited to announce that the new Cultural and Linguistic Competency (CLC) and Implicit Bias (IB) standards will be released in late summer of this year. The new California standards for CLC and IB in CME are designed to provide clarity and promote effectiveness to ensure that accredited CME in California serves the needs of California’s diverse patient population. The proposed California standards for CLC and IB in CME are based on feedback from CMA’s CME advisory council, which was convened in October 2020 to review current standards and definitions, as well as best practices nationwide, as well as information gathered from a robust public comment period. The council is composed of CME and community leaders in the health equity space. CME provider organizations physically located in California and accredited by CMA CME or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) will be required by California statute to meet these standards by January 1, 2022. CMA will be releasing various supporting and educational materials to inform CME providers regarding implementation of the standards in conjunction with release of the standards later this summer. Please visit the CME website for more information.