“Bias” refers to a pre-existing impression or opinion, either positive or negative, about a program, the institution in which it is located, or its staff, which might affect one’s ability to assess accreditation matters objectively. “Conflict of interest” is any circumstance in which a person, close associate or institution might be adversely affected by or benefit from an accreditation decision. CPE program representatives, cohort committee members, Commission members, or Commission chair may request a person to withdraw from discussion and vote about a program if the person is judged to hold a bias about the center under review.

Accreditation Commission Member Conflict of Interest Declaration
Site Team Member Conflict of Interest Declaration