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.
More information will be posted as available.
Provisional Accreditation Conference : (1.15.2013) The ARC-PA will be hosting a conference November 21-22, 2013 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.
Provisional Accreditation Application : (12.7.2012) A new signature page is to be submitted with provisional applications for those completing the application materials dated prior to October 2012. . This is available on the Applications and Forms page of the section.
As part of its transition to the new accreditation process the ARC-PA is revising current and developing new application materials for programs applying for accreditation-provisional depending at which ARC-PA meeting they will be reviewed.
Entering the Process and Scheduling Site Visits (10.2012)
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.