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ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program™ (PTAP) Apply

First, determine whether your program is eligible and assess your readiness to apply. See the Practice Transition Accreditation Program™ Application Manual for full eligibility criteria.

PTAP program accreditation is granted for 3 years with an option to apply for renewal. Self-study packages not submitted in accordance with the submission requirements will be returned for re-submission. Please refer to Appendix A of the PTAP Application Manual.



Register for a PTAP
Introductory Workshop


Assess Readiness to Apply

  1. Complete a PTAP Gap Analysis for your program

    Download PTAP Gap Analysis Tool

    • This resource is provided as a self-directed aid. You do not need to submit this to the Accreditation Program Office.

  2. Review the PTAP Accreditation Criteria

    Download PTAP Manual

    OR purchase a hard copy of the PTAP Manual. Manual clarifications and updates to PTAP criteria, if any, will be posted on this website.

  3. View the PTAP Overview Webinar

  4. Contact the PTAP Staff to determine the appropriate review cycle for your program.

  5. Submit a completed PTAP Application Form to confirm your program's eligibility. Applications should be submitted according to the cycle dates in the table below.

    Download PTAP Program Application Form

  6. After program eligibility is confirmed, PTAP Staff will schedule an applicant webinar to review the self-study process in detail.

For applicants outside the US: To validate international credentials, applicants must present verification from CGFNS International (http://www.cgfns.org/). ANCC will not accept verification documents from other credential evaluating organizations.

Application Cycles

May 2018 Cycle August 2018 Cycle december 2018 Cycle  February 2019 cycle
Application forms due by January 31, 2018
Accepting application forms between
April 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Accepting application forms between
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
 Accepting application forms between October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Submit self-study by
May 1, 2018 
Submit self-study by
August 1, 2018
Submit self-study by
December 1, 2018
 Submit self-study by February 1, 2019

Please note: Depending on application volume, you may be placed into the next available cycle when we reach documentation review capacity. Notification will be provided here when a cycle is full. Contact the PTAP Office with any questions.


Contact the PTAP Program Office