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IPEC Core Competencies Revision: Version 3 (2021-2023)

IPEC Releases Updated Version of the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Cover of report on the 2023 IPEC Core CompetenciesWASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2023

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)is pleased to announce the release of the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Version 3. First published in 2011 and updated in 2016, the IPEC competencies have become an indispensable resource to advance interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP). Key drivers shaping the 2023 version included the need to integrate perspectives from seven new IPEC member organizations and a desire to reflect contemporary research, policy, education, and practice realities. View the full press release here.

To download Version 3 of the IPEC competencies, click here.

Register for the archived December 1, 2023 introductory webinar. Click here to download the slides from this presentationClick here to download the handout from this presentation.


In May 2021, IPEC announced plans to begin a formal process to review and revise the 2016 IPEC Core Competencies.

The IPEC Core Competencies (CC) have helped to frame the national dialogue on the need for interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (CP) as a catalyst for improving team-based patient care and enhancing population health outcomes.

Key drivers for the 2021-2023 revision include the need to empower the IPE community with the best available evidence and research related to IPE and CP; conduct a cyclical review on common definitions for competence, competency and competency framework; and ensure that this framework accurately reflects any changes in research, policy, and practice.

The update process began in June 2021 with a tentative release in summer/fall 2023.

View full news release here.

2023 Preliminary Draft Open for Public Comment Now Closed

The public comment period for the preliminary draft of proposed 2023 revisions to the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 2016 Update closed on May 31, 2023.

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NOTE: Words in bold, in the preliminary draft and comparison guide, indicate a term defined in the glossary.


Feedback was welcomed on the draft 2023 Core Competencies as IPEC moves toward a revised version of the competency set this summer/fall. This draft is preliminary and the final version will be presented to the IPEC board for review and approval.

Feedback was shared through May 31, 2023 by:

Share yours today and help shape the future of health education and collaborative practice.

Initial feedback to inform the revision process was received from August-September 2021. Participants and respondents were urged to voice their concerns and suggestions regarding the IPEC Core Competencies. View the links below to learn more about the feedback shared:
Additional feedback was received from April-May 2023 and focused on the preliminary draft of the IPEC Core Competencies released in April 2023. View the links below to learn more about the feedback shared
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Project Members

The Core Competencies Revision Project will involve an Executive Board, Advisory Group and Working Group.

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Executive Board

The Executive Board (EB) will consist of the current IPEC Board of Directors. The EB will approve the priorities and strategic direction of the project. Click here for the list of current EB members.

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group (AG) will serve as the planning and coordinating advisory body for specific issues which are key topics in the update and revision process of the IPEC CC. Click here for more details and list of AG members.

Working Group

The Working Group (WG) will serve as the key functioning unit for the review of evidence and generation of main proposals for the revision of the IPEC Core Competencies and will work alongside the AG to provide recommendations. Click here for more details and list of WG members.

Revision Process

After the project team offers their proposals and suggestions, IPEC will work with its members, external stakeholders, and communities of interest on eliciting additional input and feedback.