• Scheduled PAORS/OARS downtime! June 21-June 23rd.

    Good day!

    There will be a scheduled downtime of our ANCC NCPD Accreditation Online Application Review System (POARS/OARS) starting on Friday, June 21st at 12:00 am ET.


    The expected downtime duration is 24 hours with the potential that access will be restored on Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 pm ET. However, the downtime could extend through Sunday, June 23rd.


    Please plan ahead. You will not be able to access PAORS/OARS during this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to improve and expand our online resources.


    Key Points to Note:

    • Downtime Schedule: Applications will be down from 12:00 AM ET on Friday, June 21st to 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, June 22nd.
    • Sunsetting of Existing Applications: The existing applications will be permanently retired following this transition.
    • New Application Launch: Once the transition is complete, you will have access to the new and improved application which will run on the existing URLs. Online help is incorporated for user guidance within the new OARS application.

    For any queries, please contact us at

    Thank you for your patience during this process as we strive to better serve you!

    NCPD Accreditation Program Team

  • Advancing Excellence in Nursing Globally

    In 2023, the American Nurses Credentialing Center credentialed more than 300K RNs, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists; and supported 800+ health care organizations in their quest to sustain positive practice environments. Read more in the ANA Enterprise 2023 Annual Impact Report, now available!

  • 2024 Getting Started with Joint Accreditation Virtual Workshop

    2024 Getting Started with Joint Accreditation Virtual Workshop

    Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ is hosting its annual Getting Started with Joint Accreditation Workshop on Thursday, March 28, from 10:00-2:00 pm CT. This virtual workshop will provide an overview of the benefits of Joint Accreditation, the application process, eligibility requirements, and Joint Accreditation Criteria. There will also be opportunities for participants to ask any questions they have for Joint Accreditation staff. The workshop is designed primarily for organizations in the initial stages of the application process and organizations that are considering applying for Joint Accreditation. This is also an excellent learning opportunity for new staff, even if your organization is already jointly accredited.

    There is a registration fee of $225 per person for the workshop. For more information, including registration details, please click here.

    If you have questions about the 2024 Getting Started with Joint Accreditation Virtual Workshop, please email

    Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education offers organizations the opportunity to be simultaneously accredited to provide continuing education for athletic trainers, dentists, dietitians, nurses, optometrists, PAs (physician assistants), pharmacists, physicians, psychologists, and social workers through a single, unified application process, fee structure, and set of accreditation standards. Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM is the first and only process in the world offering this benefit.

    Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education is a collaboration of the

    • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
    • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    • American Academy of PAs (AAPA)
    • American Dental Association's Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP)
    • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry’s Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE)
    • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
    • Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC)
    • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

    This innovation promotes interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) that leads to improved health care delivery and better patient outcomes. Plus, jointly accredited providers gain an opportunity to learn from a successful model of interprofessional collaborative practice.

  • New NARS Coming 2024

    NARS Update in Progress: What You Can Do 

    ANCC is updating the Nursing Activity Reporting System (NARS). The new system, which will launch in May 2024, will improve usability with more modern technology and a current look and feel. 

    • You may proceed with your 2023 year-end reporting. The deadline for reporting on your 2023 activities is April 1, 2024. 
    • Please do not enter 2024 activities until further notice.
    • Any 2024 activities already in the current system will need to be reentered when the new system launches.
    • Please plan to enter your 2024 activities when the new version launches in the Spring.
    • More detailed guidance will be provided in the coming weeks.
  • 2024 Virtual Workshops

    The ANCC NCPD Accreditation team is excited to offer engaging and innovative virtual workshops in 2024.

    Don't miss out on the first two workshops of the new year on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, and Thursday, February 15, 2024!!! Enroll now for a dynamic and interactive experience that brings the classroom to you!
    Accreditation 101: Building the Foundation
    Accredited Provider Workshop: Beyond the Basics

    ANCC Nursing Continuing Development
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    Banner about NCPD Accreditation Virtual Workshop with link to register


  • NCPD Virtual Workshops

    There are 9 days left to sign up for the ANCC NCPD Virtual workshops offered on July 11 and 12th. Don't miss on your opportunity to join us! More information and the opportunity to register can be found here: