Improvements to JA-PARS: Adding More Professions

Chicago, IL | June 7, 2019

We are pleased to let you know that we have modified the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS) to enable you to enter more information about your CE activities that include optometrists, PAs (physician assistants), psychologists, and social workers.

The JA-PARS modifications include the following:

  • The ability to indicate if an activity’s target audience includes optometrists, physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers.
  • The ability to indicate the credit/contact hours offered for these specialties.
  • Participation numbers for optometrists, physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers.  

We also improved search functionality and reporting. You can now search for your activities using the Universal Activity Number (UAN) and provider activity ID on the activity search page. We updated the reporting functions with the new fields, including the download of all activities and summary of closed activities reports, so these reports will display target audiences, the associated credit or contact hours offered, and number of participants.

Going forward, please use the new tab-delimited instructions, files and updated XML resources that are posted in the JA-PARS Activity Submission section of the About JA-PARS page.

Please note for the 2019 reporting year: If you have already reported 2019 CE activities in JA-PARS, you have the option to update your entries for those activities to fill in the added fields.

We welcome your questions and feedback. Please contact us at info@jointaccreditation.org.