This program will provide up to 14 continuing education hours through ACCME, ANCC, APA, NASW, and NCCHC. 

CCHPs: Certified Correctional Health Professionals may earn up to 14 contact hours of Category I continuing education for recertification.

Nurses: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. NCCHC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners: AANP and many states accept ANCC, ACCME or general CE certificates. Please check with your state's requirements. 

PA: Many states and the AAPA accept ACCME certificates. Please check with your state's requirements.

Physicians: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NCCHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCCHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This educational activity has been approved for up to 14 hours of credit. 

Social Workers: This program has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886452976-8544) for 8 continuing education contact hours. Sessions that are approved have an asterisk on the program page.

General: If your profession is not listed here, you can receive a general continuing education certificate for up to 14 hours.


Educational Objectives

  • Demonstrate understanding of issues that affect correctional health providers and custody staff, including communications, standards, physical and mental health concerns
  • Discuss the skills necessary to better manage common challenges affecting health care in correctional settings
  • Describe legal, ethical, and administrative issues for correctional health care and develop solutions across various disciplines