I.12 Continued accreditation

Continued accreditation status (also known as accreditation) is granted to accredited programs that demonstrate conformity to the Standards. Accreditation status carries with it terms and responsibilities, including the submission of statistical and biennial narrative reports and, when called for, special reports.

The COA schedules the next comprehensive review as part of its accreditation decision. For continued accreditation, the next comprehensive review is normally scheduled seven (7) years after the last comprehensive review.