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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.

Assess Readiness to Apply

  1. Complete a PTAP Gap Analysis for your program


    • 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


    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.


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

View a sample timeline from application form to self-study submission (pdf, 300KB)

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

Application Cycles 

December 2018 February 2019 May 2019 August 2019 November 2019

Accepting applications starting August 1 through August 31 or when the cycle is full

Closed on 8/1/18 at 9 am

Accepting applications starting October 1 at 9 am EST through October 31 or when the cycle is full

Accepting applications starting January 2 at 9 am EST through January 31 or when the cycle is full

Accepting applications starting April 1 at 9 am EST through April 30 or when the cycle is full

Accepting applications starting July 1 at 9 am EST through July 31 or when the cycle is full

Submit self-study on December 1, 2018

Submit self-study on February 1, 2019

Submit self-study on May 1, 2019

Submit self-study on August 1, 2019

Submit self-study on November 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.


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