The ACPE Accreditation Portfolio presents essential components of the ecology of an accredited program for spiritual care education.

When completed and maintained, the Portfolio serves as an up-to-date account of a program, as well as its vision and plan for the future. The Portfolio is the primary means of achieving and sustaining Accredited Status in accordance with the requirements of the Accreditation Commission of ACPE. The completed Portfolio also serves as an ongoing statement of performance for stakeholders, funding and grant regulators, and other interested parties.

The Portfolio consists of a Dashboard for reporting common data, a section on the ACPE Standards for Accreditation, and a section for all other relevant documentation and data to provide a full understanding of the program. The Portfolio presents a picture of the program’s context for learning, educational focus, key strengths and advantages, along with unique opportunities.

Accredited programs must regularly maintain their accreditation portfolios so that they are always up to date.

The Portfolio is securely stored in ACPE’s SharePoint site and consists initially of four (4) sections. The program may add additional sections if they desire.

1. Dashboard of Common Data Components

e.g. numbers and types of students, level and scope of educational offerings, campuses and additional instructional locations, distance delivery programs, student retention and achievement. A form will be provided in the center’s portfolio.

2. Current Accreditation Processes and Communications with the Commission

This section is utilized for annual portfolio review processes as well as site visit documentation and communication. Feasibility/Self Study documents will be included in this section.

3. Standards

This section is where the program maintains its evidence of compliance with each standard. Programs may choose to address the required portfolio items in a variety of ways, e.g. clearly written documentation, annotated graphics, PowerPoint or similar, and videos are all possibilities.

4. Archived Accreditation Records

This section includes all materials, communications and previous reviews since the last full accreditation review (6 years).