Getting Started with Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ is hosting an introductory workshop on April 16, 2019 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm CT at the ACCME’s offices in Chicago. The workshop will explain the basics and benefits of Joint Accreditation as well as answer questions about the Joint Accreditation process. It is designed for organizations in the initial stages of the application process as well as organizations that are considering applying for Joint Accreditation. Organizations that are already jointly accredited are also welcome to attend and may benefit from a review of the process and interaction with their colleagues.

During the workshop, we will discuss:

  • value & benefits of Joint Accreditation
  • eligibility criteria
  • application process and timeline
  • Joint Accreditation Criteria

There is a registration fee of $250 per person for this workshop. Space is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register for the workshop, please click the Register button at the top or bottom of this page. 

If you have questions about the Getting Started with Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM workshop, please contact Marcia Martin at


Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM offers organizations the opportunity to be simultaneously accredited to provide medical, nursing, pharmacy, and optometry continuing education activities through a single, unified application process, fee structure, and set of accreditation standards. Jointly accredited providers may award single profession or interprofessional continuing education credit (IPCE) to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, PAs, optometrists, psychologists, and social workers without needing to obtain separate accreditations. Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM is the first and only process in the world offering this benefit.

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education is a collaboration of the

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American Academy of PAs (AAPA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry’s Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE)
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

This innovation promotes interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) that leads to improved health care delivery and better patient outcomes. Plus, jointly accredited providers gain an opportunity to learn from a successful model of interprofessional collaborative practice.

For more information, visit Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM.


    • Where

    • ACCME Offices
      401 North Michigan Avenue
      Suite 1850
      Chicago, Illinois 60611
      (312) 527-9200