The ARC-PA process of provisional accreditation was changed at the September, 2012 commission meeting. Detailed information is available on the Information and Procedures page of this section. There will be a two year transition role out process for the changes. Some of the information about this change is already on this web site. A letter was sent to all accredited programs on November 20 with more information of a general nature. Each program that holds an accreditation status of Accreditation-Provisional should have already received an individual correspondence with details about how the process will be implemented for them. The diagram of the provisional accreditation is available here.
Provisional Accreditation Conference : (1.15.2014) The ARC-PA will be hosting a conference November 20-21, 2014 specifically for select individuals from institutions in the process of developing a new PA program in preparation for applying to the ARC-PA for provisional accreditation.
Entering the Process and Scheduling Site Visits (2014)
Developing entry-level programs must contact the ARC-PA to discuss their interest in beginning a program as well as their proposed timeline for program development. The diagram of the process is available here, along with the guidelines for the provisional program feasibility study.