Program Approval for Continuing Education

Please review the Program Approval CE Policy thoroughly to become familiar with all of our requirements. The application, supporting documentation and processing fees are all required before a program will be considered.
Important Update: New Online Program Approval Process
Over the next few months, we will be developing a new and improved online Continuing Education Program Approval application process for associations, foundations, healthcare systems, hospice, hospitals, medical centers, societies and tele-ICU’s. As of October 14, AACN’s Program Approval Department will stop accepting applications under the current process and will be on hiatus until the first of January. Please be sure to plan ahead for your upcoming programs and submit your applications before this deadline, if necessary.
Program approval will open the first week of January with the new online application and process. All programs will need to be submitted online as mailed and emailed applications will no longer be accepted.  

What's New With Program Approval?
Recent updates to our policy

Required Reading
CE Program Approval Policy

Required Forms
Application Cover Sheet
Program Information Form
Submission Checklist

Bibliography/Reference Form
Biographical Data Form
CE Certificate Template
Permissions and Disclosure Form
Program Evaluation Form
CE Program Information Form (Extended version)
Record Keeping Checklist

Example Form
Model Program Information Form

Pay Online
Online Payment Instructions
Pay Online

Contact Program Approval


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