Provisional Accreditation

Provisional Accreditation

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. Each program that holds an accreditation status of Accreditation-Provisional received an individual correspondence with details about how the process will be implemented for them.

Notes to Provisional Applicant Programs (5.5.2015) The Notes to Provisional Applicant Programs is a new document, being sent to all provisional applicant programs actively pursuing accreditation by the ARC-PA.  This document is focused on matters germane to those faced by programs just beginning the accreditation process. 

Provisional Pathway Conference (1.23.2015) The ARC-PA‘s annual Provisional Pathway Conference will be held Saturday July 18th, 2015 in St. Louis, Mo. Attendance at an ARC-PA Provisional Accreditation Conference is mandatory in order for a developing program to be considered on a commission agenda. This is the only such conference being held in 2015; there will be no conference in November. Registration is now open. For more information.......

Entering the Process and Scheduling Site Visits (2015)

Developing PA 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.