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.
Register your organization and pay accreditation candidacy fee
Register your organization to create an organizational profile with CAPRSS. This online form gathers basic information about your program and the contact persons for CAPRSS records.
The fee for candidacy is $1000 through June 30, 2017; as of July 1, 2017, the fee will be $1,250. 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 candidacy 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.
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