IPCE Credit

Jointly accredited providers may include the following credit mark and statement with their interprofessional continuing education activities in addition to the Joint Accreditation statement. 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.

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

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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.

CNE Credit

When calculating continuing nursing education (CNE) credit, time may be rounded down but may not be rounded up. For instructions on awarding ANCC credit, please refer to the ANCC Primary Accreditation Provider Application Manual free e-Book on ANCC's website.

CPE Credit

When awarding continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit, jointly accredited organizations must utilize the online submission of activity and participant information via CPE Monitor™. For instructions on awarding ACPE credit, please refer to Guidance for Jointly Accredited Providers to Award ACPE Credit document on the Joint Accreditation website.

CME Credit

When awarding continuing medical education (CME) credit, jointly accredited organizations must comply with the requirements established by the credit system, e.g., AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, AAFP Prescribed Credit, ACOG Cognates. For instructions on awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, please refer to the AMA PRA Credit System informational page.

AAPA Category 1 CME Credit

When awarding American Academy of PAs (AAPA) Category 1 CME credit, jointly accredited organizations must comply with the requirements established by AAPA. Please see the following Format-Specific Guidelines document for instructions on awarding AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

APA Credit

When awarding American Psychological Association (APA) credit, joint accredited organizations must comply with the requirements established by APA. For instructions on awarding this credit, please see the APA Standards for Awarding Credit document.

COPE Credit

When awarding Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) credit, jointly accredited organizations must comply with the requirements established by COPE. Please see the following Awarding COPE Credit document and COPE Required Provider Information for instructions to award COPE credit.

ASWB Credit

When awarding Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit, jointly accredited organizations must comply with the credit requirements established by ASWB ACE. Please refer to the Guidance for Jointly Accredited Organizations Planning to Offer ACE Credit document for instructions.