Continuing Education Accreditation

APHA has found that the continuing education component of its Annual Meeting is compliant with the accreditation criteria of each of the following accrediting bodies. For further information, refer to the printed Annual Meeting program tab labeled Continuing Education, or contact the education staff at 202-777-2521.

Continuing Education Type 

Health Education
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Physicians  Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 
Nursing American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation 
Non-physicians  All other health professionals will be awarded certificates of attendance for CME designated for AMA PRA category 1 creditTM
Public Health  National Board of Public Health Examiners 

Accreditation Statements


Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES & MCHES) - The American Public Health Association is accredited by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., to sponsor continuing education for Certified Health Education Specialists and Master Certified Health Education Specialists.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) - The American Public Health Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:  The APHA designated this educational activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM .  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note: The number of maximum credit hours are subject to change.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) - The APHA/PHN Section is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Certified in Public Health (CPH) - The APHA is an approved provider of Certified in Public Health Continuing Education Credit (CPHCE) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

CE Accreditation Compliance - View APHA Continuing Education Policies. Continuing Education information is online and in the hardcopy program. See the Continuing Education tab in the Final Program or the online program for more information.

Please note: The Final Online Program will include:

  1. Meeting purpose, learning objectives and practice gaps
  2. Agenda
  3. Conflict of Interest Resolution Policy
  4. Commercial support statements
  5. Abstract/Proposal
  6. Presenter, planner, moderator and organizer disclosures
  7. Non-endorsement Statement

Please take advantage of new Web technology to plan ahead. Try the Personal Scheduler to help you map out the sessions and events that you would like to attend, print out individual abstracts, use the powerful search engine to help you identify sessions of interest. The Online Program can also be accessed on site from the Electronic Information Centers at the Colorado Convention Center.

Contact Information: 

Annette Ferebee or 202-777-2521