Provisional Accreditation is the status of accreditation granted for a limited, defined period of time to a new program that, at the time of the site visit, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards.
Continuing accreditation is the term used to describe accreditation that is granted when: an established program is in compliance with the Standards; a program holding Probationary Accreditation has demonstrated that it is once again in compliance with the Standards; a program holding Provisional Accreditation demonstrates compliance with the Standards after its follow-up provisional visit.
Accreditation of clinical postgraduate programs is voluntary. It serves to provide programs an external validation of their educational offering. Additionally the process offers prospective learners one means by which they can judge the quality of the educational experience offered by the program or institution.
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John McCarty, Executive Director
12000 Findley Road, Suite 150
Johns Creek, GA, 30097