The Colorado Plateau Center for Health Professions is one of five Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in the state of Arizona, and each provides unique services for continuing education (CE) of health professionals. CPCHP prioritizes creating opportunities within our service area of northern Arizona (Apache, Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai counties).
We partner with organizations primarily in our service area, to seek accreditation of educational activities for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses and other health professionals. Additionally, we can provide certificates of attendance (without accreditation as Continuing Professional Education).
To request assistance in seeking accreditation of an educational activity you are planning, please complete a CE Partnership Inquiry Form so we can learn more about your plans and set up a time to meet.
Please note: it is important to partner in the earliest phases of development (ideally 90+ days in advance of activity date)
In order to ensure a successful partnership, there are several steps that must be completed for activity accreditation. Please review the following steps below prior to beginning the process.
In the earliest phase of activity development (at least 90 days in advance of activity), you can expect the following:
- Review the Checklist for a good understanding of the requirements, responsibilities and timelines.
- Complete a CE Partnership Inquiry form.
- Schedule a meeting a with our CE Coordinator and your organization’s activity planner/planning committee.
- You will provide date/time options for a meeting when you complete the CE Partnership Inquiry form.
- This meeting can take place by phone or as a video conference. We will discuss the CE Partnership Inquiry Form, and next steps.
- If an agreement is reached, you will receive an Application. This application is designed to document these essential components: professional practice gaps, educational needs, learning objectives, learner engagement, and core competencies. All content goes through an internal and external review process.
Frequently Asked Questions
The value goes beyond helping health professionals obtain the CE/CME to renew their certificates and licenses. Health professionals must be life-long learners. Increasing knowledge includes learning best practices, and staying up-to-date on the latest research. Accredited activities provide a protected environment for learning, free of commercial bias.
Please contact us in the earliest phases of development (ideally no less than 90 days before the activity date, materials prepared 75 days in advance). Why? Accreditors each have unique requirements and timelines. To ensure content is relevant to the specialty being accredited and meets requirements, we must be directly involved in the planning or development. We have several community partnerships, and work diligently to honor commitments.
We sponsor most of the work we do for community partners (who seek to provide CE to health professionals free of charge to participants). Sponsorship or fees are determined on a case-by-case basis for every activity in the early phase of partnership development.