Applying for Local PACE Approval

To apply to become an AGD PACE-approved CE provider, complete the PACE Application for Local Approval and review the PACE Program Guidelines, which contain AGD’s 13 standards and criteria for approval. Applications are reviewed based on these standards.

You should apply for local PACE approval if your organization:

  • Offers courses in only one state or province
  • Draws a significant portion of participants from only one state or province 
  • Does not offer self-instruction programs 
  • Does not offer protocol (on-site/in-office) participation courses

Samples of documentation that should be submitted with your application are available for download. This documentation proves that your organization meets the published criteria. If you cannot document these processes, you can modify the examples provided to fit your program. 

The local approval representative from the state or province in which you offer CE must review the completed application. (For New York sponsors: Three copies of the completed application and attachments must be mailed to New York State AGD.) Approval by a local AGD constituent is for courses held in that particular state only. AGD also approves program providers that offer CE in more than one state or province. 

Contact AGD at or 888.243.3368, ext. 4114 for more information.


Organizations with local PACE approval are not automatically approved to offer live electronically-mediated events, such as webinars.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGD PACE Council is allowing locally approved providers to host such events as long as they are reported to the AGD in advance. Permission is expected to be given through May 31,2021, but the AGD reserves the right to amend this decision at any time. Under no circumstances can locally approved providers award continuing education hours for self-instruction programs.

Click here to complete the electronically-mediated CE Course report form. 

The AGD reserves the right to not allow approved credit for the event if it is found that the event is being offered to participants outside a single state or province or if the organization is not following published PACE Standards when offering the event.


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