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CE Accreditation

Continuing Education Accreditation

Purdue University College of Pharmacy is proud to serve as an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education (CE) Provider to assure and advance the quality of continuing pharmacy education. In addition, we are an approved CE Provider for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). As such, we are responsible to assist in the advancement of the practice of medicine through meaningful, disease state specific CE activities as well as programming that promotes core competencies In addition, we are able to offer CE credit specific to family physicians through alliances with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

We also partner with Purdue University's School of Nursing, an accrediting provider of continuing education for nurses through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) by offering CE contact hours.

The Office of CE has partnered with Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to provide CE credit for psychologists through the American Psychological Association (APA).

About ACPE

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE was established in 1932 for the accreditation of pre-service education, and in 1975 its scope of activity was broadened to include accreditation of providers of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE ensures excellence in education for the profession of pharmacy through its core values of collaborative leadership, commitment, continuous quality improvement, innovation, integrity and service.

ACPE is an autonomous and independent agency whose Board of Directors is derived through the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and the American Council on Education (ACE).


The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Mission is the identification, development, and promotion of standards for quality continuing medical education (CME) utilized by physicians in their maintenance of competence and incorporation of new knowledge to improve quality medical care for patients and their communities. The ACCME fulfills its mission through a voluntary self-regulated system for accrediting CME providers and a peer-review process responsive to changes in medical education and the health care delivery system.

ACCME accreditation is a mark of quality continuing medical education activities that are planned, implemented and evaluated by ACCME accredited providers in accordance with ACCME's Essential Areas and Elements and Accreditation Policies. This accreditation assures the medical community and the public that such activities provide physicians with information that can assist them in maintaining or improving their practice of medicine, along with patient care.

About AAFP

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) repesents 115,900 physicians and student members nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 214 million office visits each year- nearly 74 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families, and communities across the United States. The AAFP is committed to helping family physicians accomplish this task by advancing the specialty of family medicine and assisting family physicians to provide quality and cost-effective patient care through advocacy, practice enhancement, education, and leadership in advancing public health.

About ANCC

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments through the Magnet Recognition Program® and the Pathway to Excellence® Program; and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC's Institute for Credentialing Innovation® provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs.

About APA

American Psychology Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and serves as the world's largest association of psychologists with nearly 130,000 members and 54 divisions in subfields of psychology. The organization aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science. The mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives through accomplishment of strategic goals which include improving the qualifications and usefulness of psychologists by establishing high standards of ethics, conduct, education and achievement, and increasing and disseminating psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions and publications.

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