Peer reviewer tasks are categorized by timeframe: (1) prior to the site visit; (2) during the site visit; and (3) after the site visit.

  1. Tasks Prior to the Peer Review Site Visit

    • review standards, criteria, and score sheets in the Site Visit Handbook to (re)acquaint yourself with the materials
    • review documents and materials submitted by the candidate to assess organizational conformance with core standards
    • make preliminary notes on the candidate
    • participate in review team prep call


  1. On Site Tasks
    • participate in an orientation conference at the beginning of the site visit
    • review Welcome Walk-through and Self Study with the candidate’s accreditation team
    • communicate and collaborate with review teammates to conduct all site visit tasks
    • conduct information-gathering interviews with staff, peers leaders, peers, and other stakeholders
    • conduct on site surveys to gather information about the organization and its peer program
    • review documents presented onsite
    • observe physical space(s)
    • observe program services/activities in progress
    • meet and regroup with Peer Review Team throughout visit
    • adhere to CAPRSS Policies & Procedures and Code of Ethics
    • act in a consultative capacity, with a focus on quality improvement and program alignment with CAPRSS standards
    • participate in exit conference with candidate’s accreditation team
    • work with Peer Review Team to prepare recommendations and findings
    • complete initial scoring of the candidate
  1. Tasks After the Site Visit
    • complete and submit Peer Reviewer score sheets with comments
    • review and comment on first draft of site visit report (prepared by the Team Leader)

(See Peer Reviewer Description for complete listing of responsibilities.)

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