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Modifications to Joint Accreditation Criteria and New Option for Commendation

June 11, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have made changes to the Joint Accreditation Criteria and introduced a new option to achieve Joint Accreditation with Commendation.

  • Joint Accreditation Core Criteria: We made minor edits for the purpose of clarity and simplification. These edits include adding brief introductions to each section and moving the criterion related to independence in its own section at the end. We deleted Criterion 11 and included an enhanced version of that criterion in the Menu of Criteria for Joint Accreditation with Commendation (see Criterion 18). The criteria have been renumbered accordingly. These edits are based on questions and feedback from providers and survey teams.
  • Menu of Criteria for Joint Accreditation with Commendation: We created these new criteria because we heard from you that an option to achieve commendation will promote the value of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE), encourage the continued evolution of IPCE programs, and reward providers that implement exemplary practices and generate meaningful outcomes. We included an explanation of the menu structure, timeline for implementation, and our expectations for compliance.

The changes are effective as of June 1, 2020. Please visit the Joint Accreditation Criteria page or download the Joint Accreditation Framework for more information.

We made the criteria modifications and introduced the option to achieve commendation in response to feedback from our community of jointly accredited providers. We thank all of you who participated in our discussions over the past few years and who contributed to our call for comment. We appreciate your insights and perspectives and look forward to continuing to work with you to advance healthcare education by the team, for the team.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help. Please contact us at [email protected].