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  • Editorial in the Journal of Interprofessional Care

    Kathy Chappell (ANCC), Kate Regnier (ACCME), and Dimitra Travlos (ACPE) share lessons learned from the journey to create Joint Accreditation and identify opportunities for other stakeholders. Read more.

  • Joint Accreditation Expands to Include Two More Professions

    Jointly accredited organizations may now include PAs and optometrists in their education programs, without needing to attain separate accreditations with AAPA and ARBO/COPE. Learn more.

  • JA-PARS Now Available

    Jointly accredited providers: You can now report all your activities through one system — JA-PARS. Learn more.

  • Report Promotes Research in Interprofessional Continuing Education

    Promoting Research across the Continuum of Health Professions Education: Making Patient Care Better explores recommendations for research on inter-professional continuing education. Learn more.

  • New! IPCE Credit Mark and Statement

    Jointly accredited providers can now use this credit mark and statement to identify their IPCE activities. Learn more.

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education offers organizations the opportunity to be simultaneously accredited to provide medical, physician assistants, nursing, pharmacy, and optometry continuing education through a single, unified application process, fee structure, and set of accreditation standards.

Enhance Interprofessional Education Opportunities for Healthcare Teams

The first and only innovation in the world offering multiple accreditations in 1 review process, Joint Accreditation promotes interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) activities specifically designed to improve interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) in health care delivery.

A leading model for IPCP itself, Joint Accreditation establishes the standards for education providers to deliver continuing education planned by the healthcare team for the healthcare team. This distinction is awarded from 3 global leaders in the field of accreditation:

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Provider Community

Jointly accredited providers include education companies, universities, nonprofits, and government agencies. View Providers

Expanded Eligibility

Your organization is eligible to apply even if it is not currently accredited by ACCME, ACPE, or ANCC. Read Eligibility

Next Cycle

Submit your applicant either June 1 or October 1 to be considered in the next accreditation cycle. See Application Timeline

Highlights

  • Gain More Ease & Value

    Joint Accreditation expands eligibility to more organizations, streamlines requirements, and delivers greater value. You’ll save time, improve efficiency, and expand target audiences.
  • Trust Rigorous Standards

    Jointly accredited education is designed to be independent, free from commercial bias, and effective in improving the quality and safety of care delivered by the healthcare team.
  • Strengthen Staff Education

    Executives and staff development professionals appreciate the economies of scale with Joint Accreditation and discover new ways to strengthen in-house CME, CPE, and CNE programs.
  • See Conference Presentations

    Joint Accreditation leaders discuss their community of practice at National Optometric Continuing Education Conference.