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Accreditation Program Appraisers

Primary Accreditation Appraiser Login   PTAP Appraiser Login

ANCC seeks experienced nursing leaders and educators to evaluate accreditation applicants. Appraisers are compensated for each completed organizational review. No travel is required.


  • Play a dynamic role in the accreditation of organizations and nursing education programs
  • Enhance your curriculum vitae
  • Collaborate with your colleagues nationwide
  • Be a leader that shapes the future of accredited education for healthcare practitioners

Current Opportunities
Read qualifications at right, then select your opportunity below. Applicants must be in active practice. To apply download and submit an application.
We are currently unable to accept applications for PTAP appraisers until further notice.

Opportunity Application to download email to
Practice Transition Accreditation Program™
Appraiser: Team Member
PTAP Accreditation Appraiser Application [pdf]
We are currently unable to accept applications for PTAP appraisers until further notice.
Primary Accreditation Appraiser: Team Member Application for Accreditation Appraiser [doc]
We are currently unable to accept applications for Primary Accreditation Appraisers until further notice.
Accreditation Team

Apply Now
Interested candidates are encouraged prepare an application portfolio to include:

  • Sign application. Electronic signatures accepted.
  • Letter of Support from an ANCC Accreditation Appraiser or a representative of an ANCC-accredited or approved organization. Include 1) experience in continuing education, specifically the accreditation process; 2) experience or ability to analyze continuing education activities and develop them to meet current and future trends; 3) leadership and performance at work.
  • Curriculum Vitae

Appraiser Application Cycles
Applications are accepted 3 times annually and are reviewed for 60 days prior to a decision.

  cycle 1 cycle 2 cycle 3
Application Due* December 1 April 1 August 1
Applicants Notified February 1 June 1 October 1
Online Orientation Date February 28 June 30 October 31
Precepted Appraisal Starts March 1 July 1 November 1

Primary Accreditation: Email
Practice Transition Accreditation: Email