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Program Approval

IAFN is committed to educational and professional development activities that support evidence-based, high-quality care of forensic patients.  Submit your educational activity/program for review to award continuing education (CE) contact hours through the IAFN Approver Unit. 


Note: If you have been approved for an upcoming course that was to be held in person, please consider going virtual.

Getting Started:

Before You Begin


Required Forms

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Submitting an Application 

Note: If you have been approved for an upcoming course that was to be held in person, consider going virtual.

  • Submit your completed application and payment at least 6 weeks prior to the activity.

  • Send your application via email (preferred), fax, or the US postal service or a private, trackable delivery vendor.

  • We will process applications only after receiving the application fee.         

  • Should we need additional information while processing your application, we will contact you.

  • After completing the review, we will email you the results of your application’s approval status.

  • SANE Programs submitted must meet standards outlined in the IAFN SANE Education Guidelines.

  • Commercial entities are not eligible to apply for approval of activities. A commercial entity is defined as an organization that produces, distributes, markets, or re-sells products used by or on patients.

Submitting Payment

  • After submitting all of your forms, return here to submit payment.

After Approval


Within 30 days after your program has been presented, you must complete a Post Activity Survey  (during which you will upload the Summative Evaluation).




Review the FAQ's (above) or contact


The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.




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