Accreditation Services

Our professional staff will consult with you to ensure your activity meets all the necessary requirements for the entire life cycle of the activity.  We require 30-45 days for activity application process, so it’s important to contact us in advance to begin the steps.  You can contact our office at (501) 661-7962.

To get started, you should establish a planning team based on the “question in practice” (area of focus or concern) you want to address.  If you would like to offer nursing credit, you will need to have a nurse on the planning committee (RN or higher).

You can find our online application here.  For additional tools and resources, check out our Planners Guide.

Types of Activities

The Office of Continuing Education offers a broad spectrum of educational activities using a range of instructional methods including:

  • Didactic lectures
  • Symposia
  • Demonstrations
  • Interactive workshops
  • Case-based conferences
  • Interactive video conferences,
  • and Self-Directed Learning Materials
    (e.g., enduring materials such as Internet activities, instructional videotapes, CDs, and printed documents).

All CE Activities must:

  • Be designed to change one or more of the following:
    • Competence
    • Performance
    • Patient Outcomes
  • Address professional practice gaps of the target audience. The practice gap is the difference between current and best practice.
  • Use needs assessment data to plan the activity.
  • Have content that:
    • Matches the intended learners’ current or potential scope of practice;
    • Is developed in the context of desirable physician, nursing, or pharmacy attributes, and
    • Is delivered using educational formats appropriate for the setting, objectives, and desired results of the activity.
  • Be in compliance with the ACCME’s policies for disclosure and commercial support.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the learning intervention in meeting the objectives.

Pricing

Continuing education activities do cost money, and as a result, we do charge for our services.  We have a fee schedule for all of our services, which includes both accreditation only and conference planning services.  To learn more about our accreditation fees, please contact us at 501-661-7962.