Apply for CE 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.


Individual Educational Activities must be designed to address a gap in knowledge, skills and/or practice for a specific target audience. All ANCC Educational Design Criteria for continuing nursing education activities must be addressed.

In order to submit an application, your planning committee must include a Nurse Planner and a Content Expert. The Nurse Planner is required to be an RN with a baccalaureate degree or higher and a current unencumbered nursing license. The Nurse Planner must be actively involved in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of your educational activity and is responsible for ensuring adherence to the ANCC Educational Design Criteria. IAFN directly communicates with the Nurse Planner in regards to all elements of your application.

Are you ready to submit a CE Activity application for approval?

The first step in the application process is to complete our Eligibility Assessment Form.

Next you will complete and submit your Individual Activity Application. We request that you submit your completed application and application fees at least 6 weeks prior to the start of your activity.

After your completed application and payment are received, reviewers from IAFN’s Education Committee will review the application and provide feedback according to ANCC criteria. Once you successfully satisfy any requests for revisions cited by reviewers, your activity will be approved.

Click here to submit an application for CE Activity Approval – CE Activity Approval Application
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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).


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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.