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NEW COPE Activity Accreditation Process

NEW COPE Activity Accreditation Process
(beginning February 1, 2017)



STEP 1: Submit Pre-Application

Prior to starting the activity accreditation process, organizations are required to fill out a pre-application online to determine their eligibility to become a COPE Administrator. The pre-application will determine whether the organization is a commercial interest. Commercial interests are not eligible to become an administrator of COPE Accredited CE. Review of the pre-application takes approximately 3-5 working days. The administrator will be notified by email when they have been approved. NOTE: Organizations that are already approved COPE Administrators in 2016 will not have to fill out a new pre-application.

STEP 2: Submit Course(s) for COPE Review

The course review process and the requirements for course qualification are not changing. Courses can be submitted to COPE for review online by either the instructor or the COPE administrator (with the instructor's acknowledgement). Once qualified, courses will be valid for the following time period:

Live Courses: 1 Year Qualification Period
Interactive Online Courses: 1 Year Qualification Period
Enduring Online Courses: 3 Year Qualification Period
Audio/Video Courses: 3 Year Qualification Period
Written Courses: 3 Year Qualification Period


Fees for COPE course review in 2017

For more information on how to submit a course for COPE review see: Submit a COPE Course

STEP 3: Submit Event/Activity Data

Starting in 2017 a COPE Event will be called a COPE Activity. Activity submission will be done online and will be similar to the current COPE event submission process, but some additional data will be required. COPE Activity Accreditation is a two-step process which requires submission of specific activity information for review prior to the activity (pre-activity accreditation form) and submission of additional information after completion of the activity (post-activity accreditation form).

1. The Pre-Activity Accreditation Form and supporting documentation must be submitted at least 2       weeks prior to the activity taking place.

2. The Post-Activity Accreditation Form and supporting documentation must be submitted within 30       days of the completion of the activity.

Failure to submit all required documentation will affect the administrator's privilege to present COPE Accredited Activities in the future.

COPE Activity Fees in 2017

Additional Resources for COPE Activity Accreditation



     
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