Individual Activity Application & Resources

All applications MUST be submitted online

Thank you for your interest in providing American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accredited nursing continuing professional development (NCPD). 

Eligible providers of Individual learning activities include individuals, organizations, or a unit of a larger organization submitting a proposed learning activity for accreditation based on the criteria established by the ANCC. ANCC criteria exist to ensure that individually designed nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activities are effectively planned, implemented, and evaluated according to educational standards and adult learning principles.

NCPD is defined as learning activities intended to build upon the educational and experiential bases of the professional RN for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research, or theory development, to the end of improving the health of the public and the RN’s pursuit of continuing professional development.

For any activity with less than 10 business days before submitting the application contact the program director at: [email protected].

Individual Education Activity Application

All applications need to be completed in one session, there is no longer a way to save applications to be completed at a later date. Please be prepared with all documentation and attachments before starting the application process


Individual Education Process Manual

Individual Educational Activity Application PDF

PDF format is for reference only, Please review this application in its entirety before completing the online version* (link below).

Content Integrity Education for Nurse Planners

Individual Education Process Video

CNA Approved Education Disclosure Form

To be submitted with activity files.

Individual Educational Activity Applicant Eligibility Form

Worksheet for Mitigation

Financial Relationship, Identification, Mitigation and Disclosure Determination

MNA, 2021

Converting Live Activities to Enduring Activities

Live activities, or portions of life activities, may be repurposed as enduring materials. If materials are converted, an expiration date is assigned to the enduring activity, and this expiration date must be disclosed to learners before they engage in the educational activity. If a live activity is recorded and the recording (either the entire event or portions of the event) is provided to the same group of learners who registered for the live event, this is considered the same activity. Considerations must be made to ensure that learner engagement strategies, evaluation methods, and criteria for awarding contact hours are appropriate for live and enduring activity types.

If a live activity is recorded and the recording (either the entire event or portions of the event) is provided to a new group of learners that did not register for the live event, this would be considered a new activity. Considerations must be made to ensure that learner engagement strategies, evaluation methods, and criteria for awarding contact hours are appropriate for live and enduring activity types.

The second new enduring activity will require a second application and a second fee submission.


Contact Hours Cost
Up to 1.0 Contact Hours $160
1.1 to 2.0 Contact Hours $175
2.1 to 4.0 Contact Hours $250
4.1 to 5.0 Contact Hours $275
5.1 to 7.0 Contact Hours $350
7.1 to 10 Contact Hours $500
10.1 to 15 Contact Hours $650
15.1 to 25 Contact Hours $800
25.1 to 50 Contact Hours $1,000
50.1 to 100 Contact Hours $1,200
> 100 Contact Hours $1,700

Application fees must be submitted to CNA via the Individual Activity Online Form with your Individual Activity Documentation application form. Your Activity will not be reviewed until all fees are submitted. The fees relate to the costs of conducting a nurse peer review of the ANCC Individual Activity criteria and does not guarantee approval of the activity.

Print fee schedule

Questions?  Please contact [email protected] or call 720.457.1194

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

*PLEASE NOTE: An expedited fee will be charged for applications submitted less than 30 business days prior to the learning activity, The expedited review fee is $350.00. If the application is submitted less than 20 business days prior to the activity, the expedited review fee is $500. 

You must select and pay this expediated fee at the same time you are paying the application fee in the online form. 

The application fee is based on the number of contact hours requested for review in your learning activity. For example, you are offering a conference with breakout sessions, your contact hour total would include all the breakout session time for determining your activity application fee.