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2022 Joint Accreditation Data Report Demonstrates Increasing Value of Accredited Interprofessional Continuing Education

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Joint Accreditation Data Report: Touchstones of Strength and Progress in Accredited Continuing Education for Healthcare Teams–2022, which includes data from a community of 146 jointly accredited organizations that offer healthcare professionals and teams an array of continuing education resources to promote high-quality, safe, and effective care for patients.

Key Takeaways 

  • The 2022 report includes data from 146 jointly accredited providers, an increase of 10% since 2021, when 132 providers were jointly accredited.
  • The number of activities rose by 31% and the number of learner interactions increased by 13% from 2021.
  • Total IPCE credits increased by 10%, from 163,000 to 180,000.
  • The most common activity types were again enduring materials and live courses.
  • The activity type with the most interactions was enduring materials, at more than 23 million interactions with healthcare professionals, followed by regularly scheduled series at 2.4 million interactions.
  • The report shows signs of financial strength, with total reported income from the enterprise of accredited continuing education for the healthcare team exceeding $1 billion for the first time in 2022, a 21% increase over the $826 million recorded in 2021.

The purpose of the report is to provide a comprehensive picture of the scope of the accredited interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) community, including the range of jointly accredited organizations, educational activities, and learners. We have published this report as a service to the IPCE community. Jointly accredited providers can use this report to benchmark themselves against their colleagues and to demonstrate the value of their work to leadership and stakeholders.

We thank the jointly accredited providers who submitted their data into the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS), making this report possible and creating the opportunity to present a more complete and in-depth picture of IPCE.

We welcome your questions or feedback about this report. Please contact us at [email protected].