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Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the National Association for Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) to provide continuing education for the health care team. 
The National Forum offers 19.25 credit hours.
Sessions that do not offer nursing contact hours:
A23, B23, C2, C6
Sessions that do not offer pharmacy contact hours:
A8, A11, A12, A13, A17, A24, A29, B8, B11, B12, B13, B17, B24, B29, C2, C6, C11, C25, D2, D12, D15, D17, D18, D26, D29, E2, E12, E15, E17, E18, E26, E29, L13, L18, L27, L29, M3, M4, M11, M15, M16, M20, M21, SW3
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886367066-4500) for 19 Social Worker continuing education contact hours.
Sessions that do not offer social worker credits:
FE1, F2, FE5, FE7, FE8, FE10

​​Instructions for claiming credits

In order to be eligible for a continuing education certificate, attendees must complete the online evaluation within 30 days of the continuing education activity. After this period, you will be unable to receive a certificate.
Continuing education credits will not be awarded for non-educational activities, including (but not limited to) meals, breaks and receptions.
  1. Go to (If you are not logged into the website, you will be redirected to the log-in screen. Once you are logged in, you will be redirected back to the Certificate Center.)
  2. Click on the “27th Annual National Forum” link that appears under the “Create Certificate” header.
  3. Select the type of credits you wish to receive from the drop-down list and then click “Submit.”
  4. Review your enrollment and click “Continue.”
  5. Take the surveys associated with each of the sessions you attended and for which you wish to receive credits by selecting “Take Survey Now” next to the session.
  6. Once you have completed all of the associated surveys, “Generate Certificate” will be activated.
  7. Click on this button to generate a PDF file of your certificate that you can print or save to your computer.