NOF Accreditation


NOF’s Professional Education Program aim is to provide superior quality, scientifically rigorous, independent, and balanced educational activities that are intended to improve the knowledge and competence of healthcare providers thus influencing the quality of patient care. Therefore, the program is dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical and professional performance in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis for all healthcare professionals. 

ACCME Accreditation



The National Osteoporosis Foundation has been resurveyed by the ACCME and awarded accreditation with commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians through March 2019. ACCME accreditation “seeks to assure the medical community and the public that National Osteoporosis Foundation provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports US health care quality improvement.”

The National Osteoporosis Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The National Osteoporosis Foundation designates educational activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


American Nurses AccreditationNurses


The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation reviewed NOF for accreditation as a provider of continuing nursing education  granted for four years, from July 28, 2014 to July 31, 2018. The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses CredentialingCenter’s Commission on Accreditation.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation designates educational activities for continuing nursing education credit(s).


Other Health Care Professionals


A certificate of attendance will be provided to all other attending healthcare professionals.

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants may request AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate of participation. Refer to your provider to determine whether this program will qualify for other categories of continuing education credits. 

For selected activities, application will be made for additional accreditation.

Please refer to each specific activity for further details.


Disclosure of Commercial Support


It is the policy of the National Osteoporosis Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored publications and programs. NOF requires the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship the sponsor, editorial board, or guest contributors have with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. All authors and contributors to a continuing education activity must disclose any real or apparent interest that may have direct bearing on the subject matter of a given program. 

NOF’s accreditation status with ACCME and ANCC does not imply endorsement by NOF, ACCME or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity or endorsement of any point of view.