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Competency Software Resources


This section provides program directors with resources and training materials for use of the new Competency software (formerly known as Competency.AI), which will be accessible spring 2024.

Competency is a competency-tracking software developed by Education Management Solutions (EMS) for ACEND-accredited programs. The software is intended to help programs streamline competency tracking, assist in identifying at-risk learners, and help programs adhere to curriculum data collection requirements as noted in the ACEND Accreditation Standards.

Materials in this section include PDF user guides for the various roles within the software and video tutorials for program directors, preceptors (includes faculty) and students.

For questions related to the Competency software, please contact ACEND.

Weekly Training and Q&A Webinars

To assist program directors with the Competency software features and adapting the software to fit your specific program type, ACEND and EMS will be hosting weekly one-hour training and Q&A webinars on Tuesdays. The first 30 minutes will be reserved for a specific topic and the last 30 minutes will be reserved for Q&A.

The webinars will be recorded and posted. Please check this page and the ACEND Update newsletter regularly for additional training session dates.

  • Building, Assigning, and Completing Rubrics: July 23 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. (Central time) | Register
  • Building, Assigning, and Completing Checklists (all program types except DPDs): July 30 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. (Central time) | Register
  • Building, Assigning, and Completing Patient Encounter Notes (all program types except DPDs): August 6 | 1 – 2 p.m. (Central time) | Register
  • Hours Tracking and the Competency App: August 13 | 1 – 2 p.m. (Central time) | Register

Recordings and Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes and recordings are posted below and include the responses to the questions asked that were not addressed in the webinar. If the webinar was recorded, you will find a link to the recording in the meeting minutes.

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