The Commission will review the ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PROGRAMS SEEKING ACCREDITED STATUS (US-Based or International) to determine that a program meets current requirements.
The process of accreditation, from the filing of the Application through the preparation of the Self-Study, the On-Site Visit and the Commission review should take approximately twelve months. See the schedule below.
|Submit Application, Application Fee and Letter of Support||Rolling timeline (at least 3 months before submitting Self-Study)|
|Develop Self-Study and send to Commission Office||For a fall semester visit (September – December)|
Self-Study is due July 1
For a spring semester visit (February – May)
Self-Study is due January 1
|International Programs MAY request a Summer visit||For a summer semester visit (June – August)|
Self-Study is due April 1
|ACPHA identifies a visiting team for on-site visit and dates are scheduled||August – September (for fall visits)|
January – February (for spring visits)
|Visit conducted and Site-Team Report filed||Spring or Fall|
|Program response to Team Report submitted||June (if Spring Visit)|
January (if Fall Visit)
|Commission Action Occurs||Summer Meeting (July) or Winter Meeting (February)|
This timeframe permit Programs to prepare for the On-Site Visit.