The diagram of the accreditation process for programa with an accreditation status of Accreditation-continued is available here.
On November 20, 2012, , a letter was sent to all accredited programs with more information of a general nature.
Programs on all agendas from 2014 forward have been sent a letter about how the changes impact their specific program.
The revised process is ongoing in nature, with required reporting of data and analysis submitted to the ARC-PA annually and throughout the year. Beginning with programs on the September 2016 agenda, programs will submit a self study report two years in advance of a validation site visits. Validation visits will be customized for each program, based on the program reports and accreditation history. All programs will have validation visit, but many will only have these every seven years.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.