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Credit Requirements & IPCE Credit Mark

Instructions and criteria for jointly accredited providers interesting in using the credit mark and statement with their interprofessional continuing education activities in addition to the Joint Accreditation statement.

IPCE Credit


  • The interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) credit designation should only be used for activities that have been planned by and for the healthcare team.
  • For activities that are focused on a single profession, for example, medicine, nursing, or pharmacy, jointly accredited providers should designate that appropriate credit.
  • Use of the IPCE credit is optional but will serve to highlight to your learners that the activity has been planned by and for the healthcare team.
  • The IPCE credit mark and statement of credits can be included on certificates of participation or other meeting material as determined by the jointly accredited provider.

Joint Accreditation IPCE Credit Statement

“This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive (INSERT #) Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.”

Joint Accreditation Criteria require that IPCE reflect practice-based needs and utilize the educational modality most appropriate to the expected results. Activities may be designed to allow learners to participate at their own pace and/or over a period of time. Therefore, IPCE credits should be calculated by the jointly accredited provider based on the estimated time allotted for the education. The jointly accredited provider may establish a reasonable estimate of the hours of engagement for the educational activity.

Documentation of Learner Credit Guidelines for Jointly Accredited Providers

Jointly Accredited providers may provide individual credit designation statements for each profession, or all the professions’ credit offered for a CE activity may be listed on one statement of credit. Specific guidelines are here.

Guidance for Profession-Specific Credits