accreditation

About Accreditation

Accreditation is an evaluation and approval process for organizations or programs that deliver a specific type of services, or set of services. The focus is on the organization/program providing the service(s). Accreditation is sponsored by a non-governmental agency, in which trained external peer and expert reviewers evaluate an organization’s conformance with pre-established performance standards.

Quick Reference Guide to the Accreditation Process

To become accredited, organizations go through eight core steps and two optional ones.

Step Description Available Tools
Step 1 Learn about accreditation process

Quick Reference Guide to Accreditation Process (this page)
Accreditation Resource Book
Accreditation 101 webinar

Why Accreditation?

Accreditation is an evaluation and approval process for organizations or programs to deliver a specific type of services or set of services. The focus is on the organization/program providing the service(s). The process will help your organization to: