Introduction to Accreditation

The purpose of this guide is to provide comprehensive information about the accreditation process to personnel in postsecondary programs who are interested in pursuing.

The following factors guide the framework for the accreditation process:

  • An emphasis on accreditation as a continual process of quality improvement, rather than a one-time event

  • A commitment to clarity and fidelity of the Program Accreditation Standards and interpretive guidance

  • An acknowledgment that accreditation is a year-long process from initiation to determination

  • An outline of clear expectations throughout the accreditation process

  • A commitment to collaboration and collegiality throughout the process of program accreditation

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