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Comparing ACE approval types

There are two types of ACE approval: Provider and individual course/conference.


Individual course approval

Individual course/conference approval evaluates individual courses and conferences and approves them for licensees to earn continuing education credit.

Good for:
Small providers with one to five courses

Provider approval

Provider approval evaluates organizations for their ability to provide high-quality course offerings for social work continuing education credit.

Good for:
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

    All CE providers in the ACE program must adhere to the standards outlined in the ACE Handbook.