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How to Apply

Interested organizations should review the Joint Accreditation Framework that summarizes all the components of Joint Accreditation. Once the Framework is reviewed and if still interested, the applicant team should contact Joint Accreditation to schedule an initial conference call with Joint Accreditation staff. The call will serve to answer any questions from the applicant’s team and for staff to inquire about the applicant’s program with respect to interprofessional continuing education.

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Application Steps

Take These Steps to Apply for Joint Accreditation

The process takes approximately 12 months to complete. Explore the timeline.

  • Submission of intent to apply form that includes eligibility screening questions and payment of eligibility review fee.
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  • Submission of an activity list that includes designation of IPCE activities.
  • Engagement by the applicant’s team in a self-study to reflect on its program of continuing education.
  • Applicant submits materials including a self-study report and supporting activity files with a fee.
  • Applicant’s team participates in an evaluation conference call conducted by 3-4 person team of volunteer surveyors to verify and validate the submitted materials and to clarify any points in the materials.
  • Review of materials to a Joint Accreditation Review Committee (Joint ARC) comprised equally by representatives from the Joint Accreditation organizations.
  • Recommendation of the Joint ARC to the governing boards of ACCME, ACPE and ANCC.

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Add professions to your application as your organization expands.

One of the benefits of joint accreditation is that you undergo the same process no matter how many professions you bring into your interprofessional continuing education activities.

Start with where you are today and use joint accreditation to grow your institution’s continuing education capabilities.

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