Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education offers organizations the opportunity to be simultaneously accredited to provide medical, nursing, pharmacy, and optometry continuing education through a single, unified application process, fee structure, and set of accreditation standards. Joint Accreditation is the first and only program in the world offering this benefit.

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Launched in 2009, Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education is a collaboration of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), and the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry’s Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE).

Joint Accreditation established the first standards for continuing education planned by the team, for the team, building a framework that has become a national and international model for promoting the development of IPCE programs specifically designed to improve interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) in healthcare delivery. 

To find out more about eligibility, the application process, requirements, and the benefits of Joint Accreditation, please visit the Joint Accreditation website.