Categories of Accreditation & Fees

Seven year ongoing cyclical continuous quality improvement (CQI) Accreditation Process Categories

An accredited program can be defined in three ways: exemplary, improving and probationary.

A program that meets 100% of category 1 pre-screening indicators, 100% of the category 2 required indicators, and more than 80% of the category 3 desirable indicators, will not need to submit any interim report to the ACC during their 7 year cycle.

A program that meets 100% of category 1 pre-screening indicators, more than 80% of the category 2 required indicators, and more than 70% of the category 3 desirable indicators, will be required to submit a progress report to the ACC 2-5 years into their 7 year cycle, dependent on the nature of the areas for improvement.

A program defined as probationary, indicating that 100% of category 1 pre-screening indicators are met but that only 60-80% of the category 2 required indicators have been met, will be required to submit a progress report to the ACC within 6 months to 1 year with a warning that a lack of progress toward the areas for improvement will result in the program’s accreditation being placed on probation.

If a program is placed on probation, they are given a specific time period, as determined by ACC, to address the areas for improvement with a warning that they are at risk of being designated as non-accredited.

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