Continuing Education (CE) Accreditation

The Dartmouth Health Center for Learning and Professional Development (CLPD) received Jointly Accredited Provider (JA) status by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This is designed to provide continuing education for the healthcare team and meets the requirements for planning Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) learning activities. IPCE occurs “when members from two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” (Joint Accreditation website)

Dartmouth Health is committed to offering excellence in continuing education to all members of the health care team. CLPD will continue to accredit learning activities that are single profession-focused, such as medicine and nursing, and will do so under the new Joint Accreditation status. As a division, CLPD focuses on supporting interprofessional educators and joint accreditation activities that address gaps in knowledge, skills/strategies and performance: the overall goal is to improve patient, care partner, and community outcomes.

Click on an activity type below to learn more about the accreditation process:

  • One-time events 
    A one-time event can either be classified as an in-person event or live-streamed via an online platform. A live course is an activity where the learner participates in real time and is planned as an individual event. Examples of a live course could be an annual meeting, one-off conference, or seminar.
  • Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)
    Regularly scheduled series is a live activity planned as a series with multiple, ongoing sessions, e.g., offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly. An RSS is primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization's professional staff and generally targets the same audience over the whole series. Examples include grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences.
  • Enduring materials
    An enduring material is an on-demand activity that does not have a specific time or location designated for participation; rather, the participant determines whether and when to complete the activity. The content can be accessed at any point during the lifespan of the activity and there is no specific time designated for participation. Examples include online interactive educational modules, recorded presentations, printed materials, and podcasts.