Comparing ACE approval types
There are two types of ACE approval: Provider and individual course/conference.
Individual course/conference approval evaluates individual courses and conferences and approves them for licensees to earn continuing education credit.
Small providers with one to five courses
Provider approval evaluates organizations for their ability to provide high-quality course offerings for social work continuing education credit.
Larger providers with many courses and conferences
- Joint Accreditation for health care CE
ACE collaborates with Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education to offer CE providers the opportunity to be simultaneously accredited to provide continuing education activities in the professions of medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, and social work through a single, unified application process.
- ACE standards
Regardless of whether a CE provider pursues individual course approval or provider approval, programs must adhere to the ACE standards outlined in the ACE Handbook.