The Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition (CCEPR) is an agency of the American Dental Association with the 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.
Established by the ADA in 2014, the Commission oversees the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP).
CCEPR is structured to include broad input from those dental groups with an interest in continuing dental education at the policy-setting level. Members of the Commission are selected in accordance with the Rules of the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition and the Constitution and Bylaws and the Governance and Organizational Manual of the American Dental Association.
The duties of the CCEPR, established in the ADA Bylaws, shall be to:
- Formulate and adopt requirements, guidelines and procedures for the recognition of continuing dental education providers
- Approve providers of continuing dental education programs and activities
- Provide a means for continuing dental education providers to appeal adverse recognition decisions
- Submit an annual report to the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association and interim reports, on request
- Submit an annual budget to the Board of Trustees of the Association
CCEPR serves the public, the dental profession and other healthcare providers by developing and implementing standards that promote excellence in continuing dental education to support professional competence and continuous improvement of patient care.
CCEPR fulfills its mission by:
- Establishing standards and criteria for the recognition of continuing dental education providers
- Recognizing providers of continuing dental education through a voluntary, self-regulated, peer-review process
- Promoting quality improvement of continuing dental education standards and recognized providers.
ADA CERP will be the globally accepted program for recognizing providers of quality continuing dental education.
- Improvement of oral health
- Life-long learning