About JA-PARS

 

 

What Is the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS)?

The Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS) is a web-based portal designed to streamline and support the collection of program and activity data from accredited interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) providers. Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ uses the information collected in JA-PARS to support reviews that are part of the process for reaccreditation and progress report reviews. In addition, Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ uses data from JA-PARS to produce reports as a service to Jointly Accredited providers and other stakeholders.

 

Who uses JA-PARS?

All providers accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ are required to use JA-PARS for activities reported for the 2018 Reporting year and after.

 

Login Instructions

Jointly Accredited providers can log into JA-PARS here.

 

When you login for the first time, you’ll need to reset your password by clicking on “Can’t log in or forgot your password?” on the login screen. The system will prompt you to enter your email address. A reset password email will be forwarded to the address you provide. Once you’ve reset your password, you’ll be able to log in and access the Program and Activity Data button which will take you to where you can submit and access your activity and MOC learner data. For more detail, please go to Jointly Accredited Provider Access to JA-PARS.

 

JA-PARS Activity Submission

The resources below contain information on submitting activity data via tab-delimited batch upload, XML batch upload, and web services. The XML batch upload process uses the Medical Education Metrics (MEMS) XML standard created by Medbiquitous.

 

  • JA-PARS Activity XML File Specifications - A zip file containing a sample XML file and other technical files to be used for uploading activity records to PARS. This file is useful to support both implementation of the web services (see Web Services) and XML batch upload file development.
  • Tab Delimited Upload Instructions for 2018 and Greater - A document with instructions for tab-delimited batch uploads to JA-PARS of activities.
  • Tab-Delimited JA-PARS Template – A template to be used for tab-delimited batch uploads to JA-PARS of activities.
  • Web Services Guide – This guide describes how to modify Joint Accreditation providers’ software/learning management systems to allow them to communicate directly with JA-PARS.
  • Test Site - A test site is available as a tool to aid in the development and testing of the software designed to use these web services. If you’re interested in using the testing site, please contact info@accme.org.

 

Educational Resources

 

JA-PARS Help

For any questions, please contact info@accme.org