In the previous steps, your organization formed an Accreditation Coordinating Committee (ACC)—a workgroup of staff, peer leaders, peer workers, and board members who will work on tasks, assess practices, help prepare, and generally manage the work of getting accredited. Your ACC will continue the work it began in the previous step.

Apply to become a candidate for accreditation.

Submit your application to begin the process of becoming a candidate for CAPRSS Aaccreditation. This secure online form gathers basic information about your program and who our main contacts will be during your accreditation process.

The fee for the Complete Accreditation Process will be discussed with the CAPRSS Team. Payment plans are available upon request.Please note, that CAPRSS requires candidates for accreditation to have a history of at least two years in providing PRSS.

Collect and compile key information to prepare for the Program Inventory (step 5).

To complete the Program Inventory, you will be uploading several documents; you will also need hard copies of these documents later in the accreditation process. Your team should (a) identify a central location on a computer or server to file the electronic documents, and (b) a file cabinet drawer or binder to organize the hard copies. Use the document checklist to gather the required documents.

What Happens Next

Registering your organization and paying the accreditation process fee sets in motion the accreditation process. Two key things will happen:

Your accreditation webpage will be set up

Each candidate for accreditation has its own dedicated webpage with links to materials that will be needed in the accreditation process. The contact persons for your organization will be given log-in information to access your page. You will use this page to submit your program inventory (step 5).

You will establish a relationship with key contact at CAPRSS

The CAPRSS contact person will work with you throughout the accreditation process. He or she will contact you to discuss your application, let you know how to access the Site Visit Preparation webinar, and identify possible site visit dates.

Your organization will be asked to designate a person who will be your organization’s primary point of contact (PoC) during the accreditation process.

CAPRSS Liaison Roles and Responsibilities Your Organization’s PoC Roles and Responsibilities
  1. Serves as your primary contact throughout the accreditation process
  2. Helps access accreditation assistance, and other CAPRSS resources
  3. Answers questions you or your ACC may have about the standards and the accreditation process
  4. Provides feedback on documents and other items submitted as part of application
  5. Helps ensure that your organization is making progress and staying on track with regard to due dates and deadlines leading up to the Peer Review Site Visit
  1. Serves as the primary organizational contact throughout the accreditation process
  2. Assigns tasks to ACC
  3. Tracks task assignments and task completion
  4. Communicates progress updates with organizational staff and members
  5. Oversees all preparations for the Site Visit

← Step 3: Prepare for Core Accreditation | Step 5: Complete and Submit Program Inventory →


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