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
Accreditation Resource Book (this manual)
Accreditation 101: Introduction to Accreditation webinar
Step 2 Determine accreditation readiness Accreditation Readiness Self-assessment
Step 3 Prepare for core accreditation Free online resources and reference materials (CAPRSS online Learning Community; registration required)
Short assessment tools and online courses (Learning Community Plus, coming soon)
Step 4 Become a candidate for Core Accreditation Candidacy checklist
Step 5 Complete and submit Program Inventory Organization Profile, Welcome Walk Through, and Accreditation Self Study
Step 6 Prepare for and host Peer Review Site Visit Site Visit Preparation Guide
Step 7 Receive accreditation determination Understanding the Accreditation Final Report
Step 8 Follow-up Feedback Form
PIP template (as needed)
Annual Update Report
Step 9 (optional) Apply for accreditation in optional performance domains
Step 10 (optional) Follow up

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