When an Accredited Center has been without an ACPE Certified Educator for one year and efforts to secure a Certified Educator via hire or contract have been unsuccessful, the Accredited Center can request inactive status for up to three years. After 24 months without a Certified Educator (employed or contracted) a center must request inactive status. An Accredited Center on inactive status pays a yearly accreditation fee and submits an Annual Report describing the process and progress toward reactivation of its membership status. The Annual Report is signed by the administrator to whom the CPE program would report and the chair of the professional advisory group (PAG). The center may not conduct or continue offering programs of CPE in the absence of an ACPE Certified Educator (CPE Level I/Level II and Certified Educator CPE) or ACPE Associate Certified Educator(CPE Level I/Level II).

Policy

1. An Accredited Member Center may apply for inactive status after it has been without a supervisor for one year; it must apply for inactive status after 24 months without a supervisor:

1.1. if it has no outstanding fees, and
1.2. if it has no outstanding notations or called reviews.

2. An Inactive Accredited Member Center will:

2.1. pay a yearly accreditation fee.
2.2. submit an “Annual Report, signed by the administrator to whom the CPE supervisor would report and the chair of the professional advisory group. The Annual Report will describe the center’s process and progress toward reactivation of its membership status.
2.3. be removed from the ACPE Directory.
2.4. apply for reactivation or withdrawal of membership within three years.
2.5. notify ACPE accreditation staff, Regional Accreditation Chair and Regional Director of location for student records storage. In the absence of an ACPE Supervisor, only the appointed designee indicated in the center’s policy and procedure for student record management is authorized to retrieve student records with a student’s written request and/or to secure and ship student records to ACPE.

3. An Inactive Center may not host a Satellite Program. The center may not admit students, offer an ACPE CPE program(s) in the absence of an Associate ACPE Certified Educator or ACPE Certified Educator employed by or contracted to the center to conduct ACPE CPE programs.
4. If a Center is not reactivated within three years, the Area Accreditation Chair will notify the inactive center and the Accreditation Commission of the termination of inactive status and recommend to the Commission that accreditation be withdrawn involuntarily.

Procedure

1. Accredited Center submits a Changes in Centers and Programs form describing

1.1. the history of educator vacancy, and
1.2. the center’s intentions regarding its future as an Accredited Center.

2. The Area Accreditation Committee chair forwards the information to the ACPE office. The area accreditation committee will review the center’s request at its next regional meeting and the Area Accreditation Chair will bring the recommendation of the area accreditation committee to the Accreditation Commission.

3. The Accredited Center must pay an annual accreditation fee and submit an Annual Report each January, signed by the Administrator to whom the CPE program would report and the chair of the PAG. The Annual Report will describe the center’s process and its progress toward reactivation of accredited member status.

4. All agreements and contracts pertaining to placement agreements, Satellite Program agreements, component sites, and supervisors must be discontinued.

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