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.


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education


American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


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) C
ommercial 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 onsite from the Electronic Information Centers at the Moscone Convention Center West.

Contact Information: 

Annette Ferebee or 202-777-2521