Policy Handbook and Materials

Continuing Education Policy

Download the handbook for all of the information you need about the application and approval process.


Review additional resources to help make your program a success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the FAQ page if you have questions about Program Approval.

A completed application and processing fees are required before a program will be reviewed. You will be able to save your progress as you continue through each step.

To get started on your program approval application:

Review the program approval policy handbook

Log-in with your AACN customer number

Have the name of your nurse planner, and credentials and contact information

Prepare basic program information with program purpose and objectives

Include program sessions and presenter information

Credit card payment information

Your program will not be eligible for continuing education hours unless it is scheduled to take place at least 35 business days from the date a complete application is submitted with payment. If you have any questions, email programapproval@aacn.org.