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Joint Accreditation™ Process

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 Organization 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. Thereafter, the applicant may initiate the review process jointly managed by ACCME, ACPE and ANCC.

Review the Joint Accreditation Framework

The review process takes approximately 12 months and includes:

  • Submission of intent to apply form that includes eligibility screening questions and payment of eligibility review fee.
  • 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.

If a provider withdraws from the joint accreditation process and/or is not successful, the provider will have one year to seek accreditation directly through each individual accrediting body as desired.

Please provide your organization name, CE administrator first name, CE administrator last name, email address, phone number, and any questions you may have regarding applying for Joint Accreditation. One of our representatives will follow-up with you within 1-2 business days regarding the next steps required to proceed.

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