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  • Title: CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    Descriptive info: .. LOGIN.. HOME.. |.. ACCREDITATION SERVICES HUB.. YOUR ACCREDITATION MENTOR |.. TAKE THE SITE VISITOR QUIZ.. FIND AN ACCREDITED PROGRAM.. HOT NEWS!.. TAKE THE SITE VISITORS QUIZ.. YOUR ACCREDITATION MENTOR.. What is CAAHEP?.. CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field.. In collaboration  ...   2000 educational programs in twenty-three (23) health science occupations.. CAAHEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (.. CHEA.. ).. CAAHEP is also member of the Association of Specialized Professional Accreditors (.. ASPA.. Designed and Marketed by Desert Rose Design.. SITE MAP.. COPYRIGHTS PERMISSIONS..

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  • Title: About Accreditation - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: About Accreditation.. What is Accreditation and Why is it Important?.. Broadly speaking, accreditation is an effort to assess.. the quality of institutions, programs and services, measuring them against agreed-upon standards and thereby assuring that they meet those standards.. In the case of post-secondary education and training, there are two kinds of accreditation: institutional and programmatic (or specialized).. Institutional accreditation helps to assure potential students that a school is a sound institution and has met certain minimum standards in terms of administration, resources, faculty and facilities.. Programmatic (or specialized) accreditation examines specific schools or programs within an educational institution (e.. g.. , the law school, the medical school, the  ...   to reflect what a person needs to know and be able to do to function successfully within that profession.. Accreditation in the health-related disciplines also serves a very important public interest.. Along with certification and licensure, accreditation is a tool intended to help assure a well-prepared and qualified workforce providing health care services.. What Accreditation Isn't.. Accreditation is a review of a program, institution or service, an individual CANNOT be accredited.. Individuals may become certified, licensed or registered but NOT accredited.. CAAHEP is NOT involved in the certification, licensure or registry of individuals.. To learn more about certification, individuals must contact the appropriate certifying body for their profession..

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  • Title: About CAAHEP - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: About CAAHEP.. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is a programmatic postsecondary accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and carries out its accrediting activities in cooperation with 19 review committees (Committees on Accreditation).. CAAHEP currently accredits over 2100 entry level education programs in 23 health science professions.. CAAHEP, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, was formed in 1994.. Its predecessor organization was the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).. CAHEA was part of the American Medical Association (AMA).. CAAHEP is comprised of both a.. Commission.. and a.. Board of  ...   other communities of interest.. These Commissioners are responsible for approving the bylaws, mission, and vision statements of CAAHEP, as well as determining which health sciences professions are to be recognized by CAAHEP.. The CAAHEP Board of Directors is composed of 16 members, who are elected by and from among the Commissioners.. The Board is the accrediting body of CAAHEP that awards or denies accreditation after review of accreditation recommendations made by the Committees on Accreditation.. It is also the primary governing body that oversees the business of CAAHEP and implements the mission and vision as adopted by the Commission..

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  • Title: Accreditation Glossary - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: Accreditation Glossary.. Accreditation.. is granted when a program is in substantial compliance with the accreditation Standards and remains in effect until due process has demonstrated cause for its withdrawal.. Only the CAAHEP Board of Directors has the authority to remove accreditation.. An.. Accreditation Record.. refers to all written materials available to CAAHEP documenting the program s accreditation history.. Accreditation Standards.. : qualitative and quantitative measures used in assessing a health science education program s compliance with established national norms as described in a document called Standards and Guidelines for an Educational Program in ----.. Add-on Track.. is an additional competency statement added to an underlying concentration.. At the programmatic level, an add-on track is not a stand-alone program and must be a part of an accredited underlying concentration.. Administrative Probation.. is applied to a program that has not complied with administrative requirements such as the payment of fees, the timely submission of reports, etc.. Adverse Accreditation Decision.. : a CAAHEP action of Probation, Withhold Accreditation or Withdraw Accreditation.. A program may.. Appeal.. an accreditation decision if the decision resulted in a withdrawal or withhold of accreditation.. The program sponsor must show that regarding CAAHEP s decision: 1) the record does not support the decision; and/or 2) due process and proper procedure were not followed.. Programs recommended for probation are not eligible for appeal nor are programs in an initial status of accreditation when that status is allowed to expire.. Appeal Panel Member.. : an individual, recommended by the sponsor(s) of the Committee on Accreditation, who has knowledge of the relevant profession, is familiar with accreditation process, has a working knowledge of the appropriate Standards as well as the type of institution sponsoring the health science education program, and has no relationship past or present with the program sponsor or the accreditation process leading to the decision being appealed.. The.. CAAHEP Board of Directors.. is responsible for the approval of all accreditation recommendations and the review and approval of each set of Standards and Guidelines to which all CAAHEP accredited programs must adhere.. Members of the Board are elected for three-year terms from amongst the Commissioners at the annual Commission meeting.. CAAHEP is not involved in the.. Certification.. of individuals.. Certification refers to the passing of an exam by an individual upon completion of an educational program to show competency in their chosen profession.. is the governing entity of CAAHEP comprised of approximately 85 members (Commissioners).. The majority of Commissioners represent either a CoA or a Sponsoring Organization.. The remaining Commissioners represent deans of 4 year and 2 year colleges.. Additionally, the Commission also has three appointed public members, one of whom represents recent graduates of accredited programs.. Two of the public members serve both on the Commission and on the Board of Directors.. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).. currently accredits over 1800 education programs in 20 health sciences fields.. CAAHEP is an accreditor of programs at the entry level of each profession.. CAAHEP was formed in 1995.. Its predecessor organization was the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation CAHEA.. CAAHEP is a Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.. There are 16.. Committees on Accreditation (CoA).. that participate in the CAAHEP system of accreditation.. They work in cooperation with CAAHEP by managing the accreditation process in their respective professions and then forwarding recommendations for accreditation to CAAHEP.. They are also responsible for providing CAAHEP with the draft language for Standards and Guidelines for their specific profession.. Complaint.. a written and signed allegation received by the Commission or a CoA alleging that they or an accredited program are not following established Commission policies or accreditation Standards.. Concentrations.. refer to specialties within a profession that have separate and independent minimum competency statements.. For instance, a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program may offer concentrations in general, cardiac or vascular sonography.. Continuing Accreditation.. is awarded after a program has already been initially accredited and then subsequently reviewed by the CoA at specified intervals.. Continuing accreditation remains in place until the CAAHEP Board votes otherwise.. Continuing accreditation is not time limited.. Degree Awarded.. refers to the type of degree awarded upon completion of the program (Diploma, Certificate, Associate Degree, and Baccalaureate Degree).. The type of degree offered is dependent on the type of institution within which the program is housed.. Distance education.. is defined as a formal educational process in which the majority of synchronous  ...   and not appealable to the CAAHEP Board of Directors.. Involuntary Withdrawal of Accreditation.. occurs when a program is no longer in compliance with the accreditation Standards and all attempts to remedy the deficiencies have failed.. Probation.. is a temporary status of accreditation for programs that are not currently in substantial compliance with the accreditation Standards but are expected to be able to meet them within a specified time.. There are currently 20 health.. Professions.. whose educational programs are eligible for CAAHEP accreditation.. There is a Committee on Accreditation that specializes in each profession.. CAAHEP is a.. Programmatic Accreditor.. This means that CAAHEP reviews programs not institutions.. Each program that wishes to achieve CAAHEP accreditation must apply for and receive accreditation separately.. Proprietary Institutions.. are for profit corporations that offer educational programs.. These corporations frequently have campuses across the country.. As with all of CAAHEP s accreditations, each program at each institution campus must apply for and receive its own accreditation status.. Reconsideration.. : a Committee on Accreditation s second consideration of a status of public recognition recommendation, based on the conditions that existed when the Committee on Accreditation formulated its original recommendation and on subsequent documented evidence of corrected deficiencies at the time of the second consideration.. Reconsideration must be offered when a CoA is planning on forwarding a recommendation of probation, withhold, and/or withdraw accreditation.. A request for reconsideration does not guarantee or imply that the CoA will ultimately change their recommendation to CAAHEP.. Programs that are in an initial status of accreditation may also request reconsideration if they are notified by the CoA that their status is going to be allowed to expire.. Satellite.. program is off-campus location(s) that are advertised or otherwise made known to individuals outside the sponsor.. The off-campus location(s) must offer all of the professional didactic and laboratory content of the program.. A satellite does not pertain to the sites used by completing on-line/distance education program for individual students.. Satellite(s) are included in the CAAHEP accreditation of the sponsor and function under the direction of the Key Personnel of the program.. Committees on Accreditation may establish additional requirements that are consistent with CAAHEP Standards and policies.. Sponsoring Organizations.. are associations of professionals that, among their many activities, sponsor CAAHEP and CoAs.. Some associations sponsor more than one CoA.. Standard.. is a requirement that educational programs must meet to be accredited.. Transfer of Sponsorship.. is requested by an institution/school/college when they intend to turn over management and administrative responsibility for an accredited program to a different entity.. The new sponsoring institution is fully responsible for assuring that the program continues to comply with the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines.. Voluntary Withdrawal of Accreditation.. occurs when a sponsoring institution requests that its program(s) be removed from the CAAHEP system of accreditation.. A program may voluntarily withdraw from the CAAHEP system of accreditation at any time.. Withhold of Accreditation.. occurs when a program seeking initial accreditation is not in compliance with the accreditation Standards making it impossible for the CoA is to forward a positive accreditation recommendation.. Organizational Acronyms.. Association of Professional and Specialized Accreditors.. - ASPA.. ASPA is the professional association of accrediting bodies.. Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions- ASAHP.. ASAHP represents four year institutions on the CAAHEP Board of Directors.. Council for Higher Education- CHEA.. CHEA is the accreditor of CAAHEP.. Health Resources and Services Administration- HRSA.. HRSA has provided CAAHEP with a contract to address emergency preparedness in our Standards and Guidelines.. National Network of Health Career Programs in Two Year Colleges- NN2.. NN2 represents two year institutions on the CAAHEP Board of Directors.. United States Department of Education.. - USDE.. CAAHEP is no longer recognized by USDE but is instead recognized by CHEA.. CAAHEP chose to no longer seek recogntition from the USDE.. Committee on Accreditation Profession Acronyms:.. Anesthesia Technologist/Technician.. - AT/T.. Anesthesiologist Assistant -.. AA.. Blood Banking.. - BB or SBBT.. Cardiovascular Technology.. - CVT.. Cytotechnology.. - CYTO.. Diagnostic Medical Sonography.. - DMS.. Electroneurodiagnostic Technology.. - END.. Emergency Medical Services Professional.. - EMSP or EMT-P.. Exercise Physiology.. - EP.. Exercise Scien.. ce- ES.. Kinesiotherapy.. - KT.. Lactation Consultant.. - LC.. Medical Assistant.. - MA.. Medical Illustrator.. - MI.. Orthotic and Prosthetic Technical.. - O PT.. Orthotics and Prosthetics.. - O P.. Perfusion.. - PE.. Personal Fitness Trainer.. - PFT.. Polysomnography.. - PSG.. Recreational Therapist.. - RT.. Surgical Assistant.. - SA.. Surgical Technology.. - ST..

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  • Title: Member Organizations and Their Commissioners - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: Member Organizations and Their Commissioners.. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is comprised of both a Commission and a.. Board of Directors.. (BoD).. The BoD is elected from the Commission.. Commissioners are responsible for approving the bylaws, mission, and vision statements of CAAHEP.. Additionally, Commissioners determine.. which health sciences professions are to be recognized by CAAHEP, monitor the development of accreditation standards, retain legal counsel.. and secure liability insurance for CAAHEP, its appointed and elected committees and all Committees on Accreditation (CoA).. The following is a current listing of CAAHEP s sponsoring and member organizations.. Included within this list are the Commissioners who.. represent each organization.. Web links have been provided where available for each sponsoring and/or member organization.. AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks).. http://www.. aabb.. org/.. Brenda Barnes.. Accreditation Committee- Perfusion Education.. ac-pe.. org.. Linda Cantu.. Accreditation Review Committee for Anesthesiologist Assistant.. caahep.. org/arc-aa.. Alan Marco.. Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator.. org/arc-mi.. Kathleen Jung.. Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.. arcstsa.. Arthur Tony Makin.. Elizabeth Betsy Slagle, Alternate.. American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants.. anesthetist.. Claire Chandler.. American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion.. theaacp.. com/.. Linda B.. Mongero.. American Academy of Neurology.. aan.. George (Trey) Lee, III.. American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.. oandp.. Michelle Hall.. American Academy of Pediatrics.. aap.. Susan Fuchs.. American Ambulance Association.. the-aaa.. Ron Thackery.. American Association for Thoracic Surgery.. aats.. Daniel Goldstein.. American Association of Medical Assistants.. aama-ntl.. Judy Jondahl.. American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST).. aastweb.. Rose Ann Zumstein.. American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics.. abcop.. Catherine A.. Carter.. American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.. abcp.. Bradley Kulat.. David Palmer (alternate).. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.. acns.. William J.. Nowack.. American College of Cardiology.. cardiosource.. Vacant.. American College of Emergency Physicians.. acep.. Jeff Beeson.. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.. acog.. Rebecca McAlister.. American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.. acoep.. Murry Sturkie.. American College of Radiology.. acr.. Kate Feinstein.. American College of Sports Medicine.. acsm.. Richard Cotton.. American College of Surgeons.. facs.. Constantine Godellas.. American Council on Exercise.. acefitness.. Graham Melstrand.. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.. aium.. Marie De Lange..  ...   Anesthesia Technologist/Technician Education.. Victoria Reyes.. Committee on Accreditation for Education in Neurodiagnostic Technology.. coa-ndt.. org.. Jackie Long-Goding.. Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education.. org/psg.. Donald Samples.. Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences.. coaes.. Susan Muller.. Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for Kinesiotherapy.. Jerry Purvis.. Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.. coaemsp.. James Atkins.. Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education.. org/carte.. Thomas Skalko.. Committee on Accreditation of Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Schools.. org/Pages/Homepage.. aspx.. Marian Fortmann.. Cooper Institute (The).. cooperinst.. Gina Cortese Shipley.. Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee.. org/cprc.. Kalyani Naik.. Robert Goulart (alternate).. Hospital-Based Programs.. Cheryl Oliver.. International Association of Fire Chiefs.. iafc.. David Becker.. International Association of Fire Fighters.. iaff.. International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.. iblce.. Anna Utter.. International Lactation Consultant Association.. ilca.. Judi Lauwers.. Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology.. jrccvt.. David Hunter.. Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.. jrcdms.. Kerry Weinberg.. Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC).. aarclactation.. Maeve Howett.. Medical Assisting Education Review Board.. maerb.. Cheryl Startzell.. National Academy of Sports Medicine.. nasm.. David Van Daff.. National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators.. naemse.. Debra Cason.. National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.. naemt.. Douglas York.. National Association of EMS Physicians.. naemsp.. National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials.. nasemso.. Donna Tidwell.. National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education.. ncope.. Robin C.. Seabrook.. National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges.. nn2.. Cynthia Butters.. Gregory Ferenchak.. Marianne Krismer.. Anne Loochtan.. Carolyn O'Daniel.. National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.. nremt.. Rob Wagoner.. National Surgical Assistant Association.. nsaa.. net.. Clint Crews.. Perfusion Program Directors' Council.. perf-ed.. Bruce Searles.. John H.. Padgett.. Public Members.. Pauletta Bracy Brown.. Calvin Harris.. Recent Graduate.. Katie Lukovich.. Society for Vascular Surgery.. www.. vascularweb.. Eugene Zierler.. Society for Vascular Ultrasound.. svunet.. LeAnn Maupin.. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists.. scahq.. Michael D'Ambra.. Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.. sdms.. Katie Kuntz.. Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals.. sicp.. com.. Jeff Davis.. Society of Thoracic Surgeons.. sts.. Thomas E.. MacGillivray.. United States Department of Defense.. Janice K.. Morrison.. United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs.. vacant.. Vocational Technical Education.. Richard Hernandez..

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  • Title: Accredited Program Search - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: CAAHEP Accredited Program Search.. There are nearly 2000 CAAHEP accredited programs that prepare entry level practitioners in 24 health sciences professions.. To determine if a program is accredited please use the “search function” provided below.. When defining a search to locate an online/distance education program, select the Profession and leave the "State" field as "All States/Provinces.. " Please note that a program is either accredited or it isn’t.. There is no such status of accreditation as “in process.. ” If you do not find the program you are looking for, it is NOT CAAHEP accredited.. We have no information about programs that have not been accredited by CAAHEP.. The list of accredited programs  ...   Technician.. Orthotist/Prosthetist.. Personal Fitness Training.. Polysomnographic Technology.. Recreational Therapy.. Specialist Blood Bank Technology/Transfusion Medicine.. Surgical Assisting.. State:.. All States/Provinces.. AB.. AK.. AL.. AR.. AZ.. BC.. CA.. CO.. CT.. DC.. DE.. FL.. GA.. GU.. HI.. IA.. ID.. IL.. IN.. KS.. KY.. LA.. MA.. MB.. MD.. ME.. MI.. MN.. MO.. MS.. MT.. NB.. NC.. ND.. NE.. NH.. NJ.. NL.. NM.. NS.. NT.. NU.. NV.. NY.. OH.. OK.. ON.. OR.. PA.. PE.. PR.. QC.. RI.. SC.. SD.. SK.. TN.. TX.. UT.. VA.. VT.. WA.. WI.. WV.. WY.. YT.. Search in:.. Accredited.. Accredited Online/Distance Education.. Newly Accredited.. Letter Of Review.. Withdrawn within the past year.. Degree / Credential:.. Diploma.. Certificate.. Associate.. Baccalaureate.. Masters.. Search.. Loading.. Please wait..

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  • Title: For Program Directors - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: For Program Directors.. CAAHEP is a unique programmatic accreditor.. Not only does CAAHEP accredit programs for 22 health sciences professions, but we work in collaboration with 18 Committees on Accreditation, each one of which specializes in one or more specific professions.. If you are a program director or dean new to the CAAHEP accreditation process, we recommend that you visit the.. Your Accreditation Mentor (YAM).. for information on CAAHEP and the process.. When a program submits a Request for Accreditation Services, their interactions will be primarily with the Committee on Accreditation that represents the appropriate health sciences discipline.. The Committee on Accreditation will work with the program through the Request for Accreditation Services, self-study and on-site review process.. Upon completion of the self-study and on-site review, the Committee on Accreditation will meet to discuss their findings and to make a determination as to whether or not it is appropriate to forward an accreditation recommendation to the CAAHEP Board of Directors.. Generally speaking an educational program becomes CAAHEP accredited by going through the following steps:.. A review of the.. The very first step a program should take when considering CAAHEP accreditation is to review the Standards and Guidelines for that specific program area.. A program cannot become accredited without being in substantial compliance with the approved CAAHEP Standards.. Complete the CAAHEP.. Request for Accreditation Services Form.. The CAAHEP accreditation process is initiated by completing a Request for Accreditation Services signed by the chief executive officer or designated representative of the institution.. A separate request must be completed for  ...   strengthened or improved.. Upon the completion of the self-study and the on-site review, the appropriate Committee on Accreditation will review the written report provided by the site visitors and develop a recommendation concerning accreditation.. This recommendation will be forwarded to the CAAHEP Board of Directors and could be for:.. Initial accreditation.. Programs receive initial accreditation when it is their first time through the CAAHEP system.. Continuing accreditation.. Programs in substantial compliance with the Standards receive continuing accreditation for all recommendations subsequent to initial accreditation.. Probation is a status of accreditation.. A program is placed on probation when they are a currently accredited program that has fallen out of substantial compliance with the Standards but it is believed that the program can correct these cited deficiencies within a reasonable period of time.. Withdrawal of accreditation.. A program may have its accreditation withdrawn when it has continually failed to be in substantial compliance with the Standards.. Withhold accreditation.. A program applying for initial accreditation may have accreditation withheld if it is determined that the program is not yet ready to be accredited.. Finally, the CAAHEP Board of Directors reviews the recommendation from the appropriate Committee on Accreditation assuring that due process has been met and that the Standards have been applied to the program in a consistent and equitable manner.. Once the Board of Directors has adequately reviewed the recommendation, the Board will either vote on the recommendation as presented by the Committee on Accreditation or table the recommendation sending it back to the Committee on Accreditation for more information..

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  • Title: Standards & Guidelines - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: Standards Guidelines.. At the heart of the CAAHEP accreditation system are our nationally-recognized Standards.. All CAAHEP Standards have certain elements in common, however the Standards for each discipline contain specific requirements for training entry level practitioners in that profession.. The Standards are approved by the CAAHEP Board of Directors and are subject to review every five years.. The Standards review process is a rigorous one that includes, input from the communities of interest, a public open hearing, and approval by the Committee on Accreditation (CoA) and its sponsoring organization(s).. The Standards review and revision process requires that proposed Standards be posted on the CAAHEP website at least 30 days prior to the date of the open hearing.. Please check.. News and Announcements.. for current notices of open hearings.. If you  ...   of Standards for the profession, if this is the case please contact the appropriate.. CoA.. to determine which set of Standards currently applies to your program):.. Anesthesia Technology.. Cardiovascular Technology (effective through June 30, 2010).. Cardiovascular Technology (effective July 1, 2010.. (effective through June 30, 2014).. (effective July 1, 2014).. (Please note, if you are looking for the 2003 Medical Assisting Standards as referenced in Arizona law,.. click here.. Orthotist/Prosthetist.. (Please note, if you are looking for the 2006 version of the Orthotic /Prosthetics Standards, they can be found.. here.. Perfusion (effective April 2013).. Polysomnographic Technology Standards.. (Please note, if you are looking for the 2004 version of the Polysomnographic Technology Standards, the can be found.. Specialist in Blood Bank Technology/Transfusion Medicine.. (Effective through July 31, 2013).. (Effective August 1, 2013)..

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  • Title: Request for Accreditation Services - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: Request for Accreditation Services.. CAAHEP requires that all programs complete a Request for Accreditation Services form.. This form must be completed by the institution and signed by the CEO or designated representative who has fiduciary authority.. This form authorizes CAAHEP and the appropriate Committee on Accreditation (CoA) to work with the program and to provide accreditation services in accordance with the Standards, policies, and procedures of CAAHEP and the CoA.. This request to begin providing accreditation services is.. NOT.. an application.. A program that is NOT currently CAAHEP accredited may not publicize in any manner  ...   Programs and Sponsoring Institutions.. This policy can be found by clicking.. here.. for the CAAHEP Policy and Procedure Manual.. ).. The Request for Accreditation Services form is completed online, then submitted electronically (preferred) or mailed or faxed to the appropriate Committee on Accreditation.. The Committee on Accreditation will submit the completed and signed Request for Accreditation Services Form to CAAHEP as part of the CoA's recommendation package.. There is no CAAHEP fee for requesting accreditation services, but the individual Committee on Accreditation may have fees for its accreditation services.. Please contact the.. for specific fee information..

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  • Title: Appeal Process - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: Appeal Process.. 5.. 11 Appeal of Adverse Accreditation Actions.. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs provides a program s sponsor institution the mechanism to appeal an accreditation decision to withhold or withdraw accreditation.. Definitions:.. : all written materials available to the Committee on Accreditation when it formulated its status of public recognition recommendation to CAAHEP and through Reconsideration of that recommendation.. : a qualitative measure used in assessing a health science education program s compliance with established national norms as described in a document called Standards.. : a CAAHEP action of Withhold Accreditation or Withdraw Accreditation.. Basis of Appeal.. : the program sponsor must show that regarding CAAHEP s decision: 1) the record does not support the decision; and/or 2) due process and proper procedure were not followed.. Committee on Accreditation (CoA).. : the committee that evaluated the health science education program and submitted the adverse accreditation recommendation upon which CAAHEP action was taken.. Day.. : a calendar day.. Executive Office.. : CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756.. Voice.. : 727-210-2350, FAX: 727-210-2354.. Notice of Appeal.. : a letter addressed to the President of CAAHEP from the Chief Executive Officer of the program sponsor requesting an appeal of an adverse accreditation decision by CAAHEP.. Program Sponsor.. : the entity that requested the accreditation services for the program on which the CAAHEP adverse accreditation action was taken.. Proper Notice.. : all correspondences, notices, and other materials exchanged between the participants of an appeal shall be by Certified Mail-Return Receipt Requested or by next day delivery.. Reconsideration is available when a CoA recommends probationary, withhold, and withdraw accreditation.. Sponsor of Committee on Accreditation.. : an organization that establishes or supports the Committee on Accreditation that submitted the adverse accreditation recommendation.. Statement of Appeal.. : the substance of the appeal by a program sponsor comprised of the entire, point-by-point basis upon which the institution believes the CAAHEP action should be reversed.. Type of Institution.. : the level of institution and/or the degree level awarded at completion of the program (e.. , Associate, Baccalaureate, non-degree Certificate).. Procedure:.. 1.. The Chief Executive Officer of the program sponsor may file a Notice of Appeal of a CAAHEP action of Withhold or Withdraw Accreditation, addressed to the President of CAAHEP, and mailed to the CAAHEP Executive Office to the attention of the Executive Director.. The Notice of Appeal must be postmarked within 15 days of the receipt of CAAHEP s letter of adverse accreditation action, which said letter shall be sent by CAAHEP Certified-Return Receipt Requested or next day delivery.. 2.. At any time prior to the hearing date, the program sponsor may inform CAAHEP in writing that it waives the hearing and chooses to have the appeal decided on the written materials only.. Under this circumstance: the Appeal Panel shall meet within 45 days of the completion of Steps 3 through 8; only the Appeal Panel, its legal advisor, and staff to maintain the record shall be present; the Appeal Panel shall complete its responsibilities in Step 11 within 20 days of its meeting; Steps 12 through 15 shall be completed as stated; and expenses incurred shall be apportioned as described in Step 9.. 3.. Upon receipt of the Notice of Appeal, CAAHEP shall immediately reinstate the status of public recognition held prior to the decision being appealed, that is accredited programs remain accredited and unaccredited programs remain unaccredited.. 4.. Within 5 days of receipt of the program sponsor s Notice of Appeal, CAAHEP shall notify the appropriate CoA that an appeal has been filed and request that the CoA submit one (1) copy of the complete accreditation record for the sponsor s health science program upon which the CoA based its recommendation to CAAHEP.. The CoA shall provide the record within 30 days of the postmark of the Notice of Appeal.. Within 30 days of the postmark of the Notice of Appeal, the program sponsor shall submit six (6) copies of its Statement of Appeal.. This Statement shall indicate the basis for the appeal as 1) that the record does not support the decision; and/or 2) that due process and proper procedure were not followed.. The Statement of Appeal shall present point-by-point all aspects of the decision that the program sponsor believes warrant reversal and the complete rationale for the program sponsor  ...   by the Appeal Panel directly associated with conducting the hearing (e.. copying, postage, travel, meals, lodging, hearing transcript) shall be borne equally by the program sponsor and by CAAHEP.. 10.. The hearing shall be conducted by the Chair according to the CAAHEP Hearing Format, shall have a written transcript, and shall provide an opportunity for the program sponsor representative(s) to present oral argument in person or by telephone conference in support of the appeal; for a CAAHEP representative to present oral argument in person or by telephone conference in support of CAAHEP s decision; and for the Appeal Panel to ask questions of the program sponsor, the CAAHEP representative, or any other witness(es) it deems appropriate.. The Chair of the CoA and/or designee(s) may be present in person or by telephone conference as bystander(s), or participant(s) at the request of CAAHEP.. The Appeal Panel may request the services of a legal advisor.. Brief executive sessions may be called by the Appeal Panel to insure its complete understanding of the information.. Only facts known at the time of the CoA s recommendation to CAAHEP and after reconsideration of that recommendation, if any, shall be accepted.. The Appeal Panel may request that the program sponsor file additional written materials to support its oral argument.. Six (6) copies of the additional materials shall be sent to the CAAHEP Executive Office and shall be postmarked within 10 days of the adjournment of the hearing.. At the conclusion of oral arguments and questioning, the hearing shall be adjourned.. 11.. Within 20 days of the adjournment of the hearing or the receipt of additional written materials from the institution within the 10 day limit, whichever is later, the Appeal Panel shall prepare its report and submit it to the President of CAAHEP [See Appendices].. The panel shall address each point raised by the program sponsor in its Statement of Appeal and shall recommend to the CAAHEP Board of Directors either to deny the appeal or grant the appeal.. 12.. Within 5 days after receiving the Appeal Panel report, the President shall forward a copy of the Appeal Panel report to each member of the Board of Directors and designate the manner in which the Board of Directors will arrive at its decision (regular meeting, mail ballot, conference call).. Within 20 days of the President s receipt of the Appeal Panel report the Board of Directors shall make its decision.. 13.. If the Board of Directors decision is to deny the appeal, then the status of public recognition shall immediately be changed to that which was originally decided by CAAHEP.. If the Board of Directors decision is to grant the appeal, the Board of Directors shall determine the status of public recognition for the program.. 14.. Within 5 days after the decision of the Board of Directors, the President shall notify the program sponsor and the CoA of that decision.. 15.. The decision of the Board of Directors shall be final and is not subject to further appeal.. CAAHEP Hearing Format.. I.. Hearing Called to Order.. II.. Introduction of Appeal Panel Members and Other Attendees.. III.. Chairperson s Opening Statement and Reading of the Confidentiality Statement.. IV.. Review of Hearing Ground Rules.. Only information about the conditions of the program available to the Committee on Accreditation when it formulated its recommendation to CAAHEP and that submitted through Reconsideration of that recommendation is relevant.. The institution may not present new, revised, or updated information that was not available to the Committee on Accreditation for its recommendation or reconsideration of that recommendation.. The Appeal Panel determines the relevance of information presented.. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the record supports the CAAHEP decision and/or whether due process and proper procedure were followed.. The hearing is not to be defensive or confrontational.. V.. Appellant s Oral Presentation (not to exceed 20 minutes).. VI.. Panel s Clarification of Appellant s Presentation.. VII.. CAAHEP s Oral Presentation (not to exceed 20 minutes).. VIII.. Panel s Clarification of CAAHEP s Presentation.. IX.. Witness(es) Presentation (as requested by the Appeal Panel.. X.. Panel s Clarification of Witness(es) Presentation.. Xl.. Recess for Panel Executive Session to Review Material Presented.. XII.. Additional Clarification from Attendees, if needed.. XIII.. Review of Timetable of Remaining Steps in Appeal.. XIV.. Chairperson s Concluding Remarks.. XV.. Hearing Adjourned..

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  • Title: Frequently Asked Questions - CAAHEP
    Descriptive info: Frequently Asked Questions.. CAAHEP understands that the accreditation process can be lengthy and often times confusing.. Therefore, we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions that are intended to help clarify the process.. If your question isn t included in the Frequently Asked Questions below or you need further clarification, please contact CAAHEP at.. Our program is interested in seeking accreditation.. What is the process?.. How often does the CAAHEP Board of Directors meet to review accreditation recommendations?.. How will we be notified of our accreditation status?.. Does CAAHEP accreditation expire?.. How long does the accreditation process take?.. We think we have a good program.. How do we know if we are ready for CAAHEP accreditation?.. Who are the Committees on Accreditation?.. What types of fees are associated with CAAHEP accreditation?.. What are the benefits of CAAHEP accreditation to our program?.. Does CAAHEP have a formal complaint policy and process for students who are unhappy with the program?.. If a program doesn t agree with an accreditation decision is there an Appeals process?.. To begin the accreditation process, you must first complete a CAAHEP Request for Accreditation Services Form.. Once the form is complete, it should be forwarded to the appropriate.. The CoA will then contact your program and forward materials about accreditation fees, the self-study document, and the comprehensive on-site review.. To become accredited a program must successfully complete a CAAHEP Request for Accreditation Services Form, a self-study document and an on-site review.. Once a program has successfully completed these steps, the CoA will meet to discuss their findings and, if appropriate, will then forward an accreditation recommendation to the CAAHEP Board of Directors for action.. (Click.. to go directly to the CAAHEP Request for Accreditation Services Form on the CAAHEP website).. TOP.. The CAAHEP Board of Directors reviews accreditation recommendations 6 times per year (January, March, May, July, September, and November).. Immediately following the meeting of the CAAHEP Board of Directors (in which your program was presented), a letter will be sent to the president of your institution and copied to both the Dean and the Program Director indicating the outcome of the meeting.. If accreditation was awarded, a CAAHEP certificate of accreditation will be included in the program director s letter.. The program s accreditation status will be noted on the CAAHEP website under.. Find an Accredited Program.. With the exception of initial accreditation, CAAHEP accreditation does not expire.. Initial accreditation is for 3 years or 5 years (the length of time is dependent on  ...   also important to note that requesting accreditation services does.. guarantee the eventual accreditation of the program nor is there a guaranteed timeframe for the completion of the accreditation process.. Prior to requestion accreditation services one of the simplest things you can do is to review the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the profession.. The Standards and Guidelines are available on the CAAHEP website,.. to review the Standards and Guidelines documents.. CAAHEP is the largest specialized accreditor of allied health education programs in the United States, representing 22 professions.. The Committees on Accreditation (CoA) represent the actual profession and are CAAHEP s experts in evaluating and working with programs.. Once accredited by CAAHEP, CAAHEP charges an annual institutional fee (currently $450.. 00).. This fee is for the institution and is NOT based on the number of CAAHEP accredited programs an institution has.. However, CAAHEP has partners in the accreditation process, the CoAs.. Each of the CoAs has its own set of fees.. Generally speaking there is a fee for the request for accreditation services, the on-site review and an annual fee.. For specific fee information, you will need to contact the appropriate.. directly.. Since 2000, CAAHEP has been asking that question of all programs completing the accreditation process.. The benefits cited most often are: marketing, outside quality assurance, maintaining curriculum currency and an ability for graduates either to sit for certification/licensure exams and/or obtain employment.. You can view the testimonies from program directors who currently have CAAHEP accredited programs.. CAAHEP has a complaint process for students to follow when there is a concern about a CAAHEP accredited program.. To review the complaint policy and procedure, please.. Prior to a Committee on Accreditation submitting an adverse recommendation (probation, withdrawal or withhold of accreditation) to the CAAHEP Board of Directors, the program will receive notification from the Committee on Accreditation.. In this notification, the program will be informed of the Committee on Accreditation s intent as well as the stated deficiencies of the program.. The program will be offered the opportunity to request reconsideration of the proposed recommendation prior to the submission of the accreditation recommendation.. The request for reconsideration by the program provides an opportunity to submit additional information addressing the stated deficiencies.. The Committee on Accreditation may or may not change their recommendation to the CAAHEP Board of Directors upon review of the reconsideration materials.. A recommendation for probation may not be appealed as it is still a status of accreditation.. Only recommendations for withhold or withdrawal may be.. appealed..

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