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Enrolling in Q-PASS

The entire recognition process is managed through the Q-PASS system. You can upload documentation, track your progress, manage practice sites and clinicians and pay recognition fees in Q-PASS. Enrolling in Q-PASS starts your recognition process. Here are the basic steps for enrollment. 

Before Enrollment 

  • Create an account at
    • If you have an NCQA account, you can bypass this step and simply enter your e-mail address and password. You have an NCQA account if you’ve ever asked a question through or purchased a product from NCQA. If you can’t remember, try to create an account. You’ll get an alert if your e-mail address is in the NCQA system. 
  • Add your organization to the system. 


  • Step 1: Add practice sites. 
  • Step 2: Add the recognition program for which you want to be recognized. 
  • Step 3: Set up clinicians. 
  • Step 4: Sign legal agreements. 
  • Step 5: Generate the invoice and pay. 
  • Step 6: Review your information and complete enrollment. 

That’s it! Once you’re enrolled, an NCQA Representative will contact you for a kick-off call. For a complete step-by-step guide to this process, see Appendix A in the Getting Started Toolkit . There are also tool tips and instructions throughout the Q-PASS System.

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Medical Boards Awarding Maintenance of Certification Credit for Recognition

For information on medical boards that may be offering maintenance of certification credit for recognition, please visit our Recognition Program Resources page.