Provisional Accreditation

Application and Forms for Provisional Accreditation


APPLICATION OF RECORD: (11.6.2014) The application submitted by the program to the ARC- PA office is considered the program's application of record.  It is one component of the official program record used by the commission throughout the accreditation review process. Site visitors have been instructed not to accept any new or revised application materials from the program at the time of the visit.  If, during the process of the visit, the site visitors suggest additional information or materials be submitted to the ARC-PA office, these materials should be sent with the program’s response to observations.

IMPORTANT SOFTWARE NOTE TO PROGRAMS: (2.2014) All application documents, templates, change forms and reports due to the ARC-PA are developed in Microsoft Office 2010 and may not be compatible with Office 2007 and earlier.   

APPLICATIONS: To assist programs in working on components of the provisional applicant, monitoring and final provisional applications, pdf SAMPLES of applications are provided below. These are SAMPLES, not for use as actual applications. There are no actual application materials posted on this web site. Program applications are provided to the institution/program from the ARC-PA office.

Sample Provisional Applicant Application
Sample Provisional Monitoring Application
Sample Final Provisional Application

Materials on Site : The list of required materials to be available on site during all provisional visits is available as a component of the application.

Feasibility Study: The ARC-PA is not requiring a Feasibility Study for applicant programs on the 2016 September or March 2017 agendas. The ARC-PA has developed a resource for institutions and individuals considering planning a new PA program: Conducting and Writing a Feasibility Study. Ideally a feasibility study should be conducted several years before an institution approaches the ARC-PA to request placement on an accreditation agenda. More information and the document is found on the Accreditation Resources page of this site.

Materials should be submitted as directed in the documents being submitted.

Programs should contact the ARC-PA if they have any questions about the forms or materials.

Supporting Materials for Provisional Accreditation, Standards 4th edition

CV Template (6.2014)

Program Site Visit Questionnaire to be completed by the program at the conclusion of the site visit. (online: updated 4.2013)