Updated July 2020
ACEP status is granted by NBCC to eligible providers demonstrating compliance with all ACEP
provider and program requirements, including all applicable terms of the NBCC Continuing
Education Provider Policy. NBCC retains the sole authority to determine if a provider qualies for
If granted ACEP status, the approved provider is authorized to oer NBCC credit for qualifying programs in the approved
The guiding principle and operational goal of the NBCC ACEP process is to identify qualied program providers that are
able to oer qualifying programs consistent with the requirements of the NBCC provider policy. ACEP status is limited to
organizations and individuals that can function independently and have the resources to satisfy all policy requirements.
ACEP Status Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for ACEP status, an applicant must satisfy all NBCC ACEP eligibility requirements, including the
(a). The applicant currently develops and presents continuing education programs that would qualify for credit under
(b). The applicant must suciently demonstrate that the organization or individual oers and presents at least two
dierent live programs or one home study program that would qualify for NBCC credit under the policy.
(c). The applicant must designate an authorized representative to serve as ACEP administrator. Among other
responsibilities, the ACEP administrator serves as the primary contact person for NBCC concerning all ACEP
(d). The applicant must designate a qualied representative to serve as the program administrator. The program
administrator must hold an advanced degree in a mental health eld from an accredited educational institution.
The program administrator is responsible for assuring that the content of all provider programs oering NBCC
credit and the qualications of all program presenters satisfy the requirements of the policy. The program
administrator may also serve as the ACEP administrator.
(e). The applicant must submit a complete ACEP application, including all required information, materials, and fees.
All ACEP application materials become the property of NBCC, and fees are not refundable.
(f). The applicant must not display any statement concerning NBCC approval or status prior to written notication of
approval from NBCC.
Programs submitted must have been created, developed, advertised, planned, and implemented by the applicant.
Sessions presented by the applicant for another provider’s program or conference will not be considered. The applicant
cannot delegate any portion of the application process to another organization. Programs submitted as part of the ACEP
application cannot be from a cosponsorship relationship or a cosponsored program.