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Accreditation: Get Accredited - Part 6: Response to Council Review

The Council on Accreditation may determine that reports are required to maintain or achieve accreditation.

Status Reports and Contingency Reports

The Council on Accreditation may request that the organization provide Status Reports or Contingency Reports after it has reviewed your application. Contingency Reports are only applicable to organizations seeking reaccreditation.

The purpose of these reports is to document for the Council on Accreditation activities performed to meet a Standard about which the Council has a specific concern or to report on progress of any areas or activities in transition. Examples include activities such as implementation of policies or forms or completion of an education or training program. For initial accreditations, the Council on Accreditation may request a Status Report from an organization when awarding Full or Qualified Accreditation, and Accreditation-Pending. Status Reports or Contingency Reports may be requested by the Council on Accreditation when awarding Full Reaccreditation. When the actions described in the Status Report or Contingency Report do not satisfy the Council on Accreditation, the Council may take adverse action against the organization (e.g., placing the organization in Accreditation-Pending or Reaccreditation-Pending).

Importantly, an organization that is required to submit a Contingency Report must do so within one Council cycle (e.g., a Contingency Report requested in March would be due in time for the June Council meeting).

Improvement Plans

 

If an organization does not meet one or more accreditation standards, the Council on Accreditation will request that the organization provide an Improvement Plan. The purpose of an Improvement Plan is to document for the Council on Accreditation corrective actions an organization has taken or will take to satisfy any unmet accreditation standards.

 

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Steps to Get Accredited

Step 1 - Self Assessment

Part 1 Self-Assessment

Step 3 - Evaluation

Part 2 Build Application

Step 4 - Notification of Accreditation

Part 3 Evaluation of
Written Materials

Step 2 - Build Application

Part 4Evaluation of
Practice

Step 5 - Post Council Review

Part 5 Council Review

Step 6 - Maintain Accreditation

Part 6 Response to
Council Review