Program Approval for Continuing Education

Coming Soon: A new, streamlined online program approval application process!  


Blackout Period 
Due to our annual conference, the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, the AACN Program Approval department has a blackout period where we stop processing applications for CE. 2016 Blackout dates are May 1 – May 31. Program Approval will resume on June 1.

AACN’s 2016 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition will be held in New Orleans, LA May 15-19.

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.

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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