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NACE Joint Providership Policy

If you are seeking to have your proposed CME activity accredited by an ACCME accredited provider, the National Association for Continuing Education (NACE) will gladly help you achieve that goal. The process, while complex, does not have to be overwhelming. We will provide you with the guidance and the tools you will need to put on a succesful accredited activity.

NACE can also assist your organization with development of needs assessments, faculty selection, event planning, audience generation, online registration, evaluation and outcome assessment, and certificate generation through our proprietary learning management system. We plan and manage dozens of CME activities each year and we have an experienced staff that is well aware of how to organize live conference activities ranging in size from dinner meetings to large activities and enduring materials.

NACE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and is availabe to work with your organization to provide continuing medical education for physicians. When an ACCME accredited provider plans and presents one or more activities with a non-ACCME accredited provider they are engaging in "joint sponsorship." NACE is also accredited by the American Psychological Association and Association of Social Work Boards and can co-sponsor continuing education activities for psychologists, social workers, and counselors. See a full list of our accreditations.

The first step in seeking accreditation through joint providership is to complete a Joint Providership Application. NACE accepts applications from non-accredited providers. A non-refundable application fee of $100 is required and should be sent to NACE with the completed application. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the application process. If NACE approves your application, an accreditation fee will be determined along with any other costs associated with joint providership. Fees can vary depending on the size and scope of your planned activity and the services that you would want NACE to provide. An account executive will be assigned to your organization to help you navigate through the planning and implementation of your activity so that we are in compliance with ACCME policies.

Please feel free to call us at (954) 723-0057 to discuss  joint providership of your activity and to request a Joint Providership Application. Applications must be submitted to Michelle Frisch ( at least six months in advance of the activity date.

Below is a description of some of the pre and post-activity procedures that NACE will undertake.

Pre-Activity Procedures

  • Review of joint providership application submitted by prospective organization
  • Review of needs assessment documentation
  • Review of identified gaps and learning objectives
  • Review of all promotional material
  • Review of handouts/meeting materials
  • Review of faculty CVs and disclosure
  • Review of procedures to resolve conflicts of interests
  • Review of commercial support documentation/letters of agreement
  • Oversight of corporate sponsorship and educational grant funds
  • Review and approval of program agenda
  • Designation of of CME credits
  • Review of evaluation form and methodology for outcome study
  • Review of meeting budget
  • On-going correspondence with joint providership organization

Post-Activity Procedures
Collection and review of the following items are required to officially close a meeting file and award CME credits.

  • Verification of physician attendance (attendance rosters, sign-in sheets)
  • CME certificate processing
  • All marketing and on-site materials (brochure, program book, handouts)
  • Final financial accounting
  • Completed participant evaluation forms
  • Participant evaluation summary report and outcome study
  • Reconciled budget

Failure of a joint providership organization to meet the ACCME requirements and NACE policies may result in loss of certification for the CME activity. NACE will work closely with your organization to have a successful activity.