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ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program

The ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) provides ADA members and the dental community a mechanism to select quality continuing dental education (CE) with confidence and promotes the continuous improvement of continuing dental education both nationally and globally.  ADA CERP also provides dental regulatory agencies with a sound basis for uniform acceptance of CE credits that are mandated by 50 licensing jurisdictions for maintenance of dental licensure.

The American Dental Association established the Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) in 1993.

ADA CERP is managed by the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition (CCEPR), an agency of the ADA, with authority to Formulate and adopt requirements, guidelines and procedures for the recognition of continuing dental education providers and to approve providers that meet rigorous standards for quality.

Through an application and review process, the Commission evaluates and recognizes institutions and organizations that provide continuing dental education. CE providers are evaluated in 14 aspects of CE program quality outlined in the ADA CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures. Providers approved through the program are designated as ADA CERP Recognized Providers. Only providers that meet the Recognition Standards are granted approval and are authorized to use the ADA CERP logo and recognition statement. Once approved, providers are held accountable for maintaining those same high standards through periodic reevaluation.

Organizations interested in applying for ADA CERP recognition are encouraged to review the ADA CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures and read information about the application and recognition process on this site.

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ADA CERP
Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition
American Dental Association 
211 E Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
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Telephone: 312.440.2869
ADA Members: call the toll-free number, ext. 2869