Why Become a Jointly Accredited Provider?
Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Education™ (JA) offers organizations the opportunity to provide continuing education (CE) activities for multiple professions through a single, unified application process, fee structure and set of accreditation standards without needing to obtain separate accreditations. JA is the first and only process in the world offering this benefit.
The JA has just expanded its CE reach to include the athletic training profession. As a result, this opportunity is available to you as a BOC Approved Provider.
Jointly accredited providers may choose to award single profession or interprofessional continuing education credit (IPCE) to Athletic Trainers (ATs) and other health care professionals, as our standards align.
The BOC is now working in collaboration with JA with the goal to provide the benefits of a unified accreditation process that will support the efforts of providers serving ATs to deliver high-quality, effective CE.
Making this move can help you:
- Expand your reach to ATs and other health care professions – separately or together
- Increase operational efficiencies, saving time, money and resources
- Gain visibility and credibility – use the JA mark in promotional materials
- Increase program value, quality and integrity
You can choose to apply for JA; if you achieve it, you will have the option of adding the BOC, for $1,500 per year; this fee is in addition to the fees for application and accreditation. As a result, the BOC annual fee and annual report requirement will be waived, but your organization will retain standing as a BOC Approved Provider. As such, you will still have access to the new BOC program directory targeting 55,000 ATs to promote your offerings.
Jointly accredited CE providers must meet rigorous standards for educational quality and independence – including the “Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.” With the joint accreditation initiative, we seek to assure the public that health care teams receive education that is designed to be independent, free from commercial bias, based on valid content and effective in improving the quality and safety of care delivered by the team.
As a JA Provider you will use the JA accreditation statement located here: https://www.jointaccreditation.org/accreditation-statement-logos
With this collaboration, JA includes 10 professions, supporting educators in delivering high-quality, effective IPCE that demonstrably improves interprofessional collaborative practice and patient care. For more information about the history, benefits and requirements for JA, please see the Joint Accreditation Framework: Advancing Healthcare Education by the Team, for the Team.
If this seems like this opportunity is a good fit for your organization follow these next steps:
- Begin your initial application to join the Joint Accreditation by reviewing the eligibility requirements (application deadlines are prior to June 1 and October 1 each year)
- Once approved, you will add each accreditor to your profile that is most appropriate - including the BOC.