Process

Clinical Postgraduate Programs* interested in applying for accreditation must inform the ARC-PA by submitting the Postgraduate Applicant Information Form . Upon receipt of this notification the program will be placed on a Commission Agenda and will receive an official application. The ARC-PA Post Graduate Accreditation Sub-Commission will review the program’s applications and determine whether the program may be awarded Provisional Accreditation.

If the program is awarded Provisional Accreditation, the program will be scheduled for a more thorough review and determination of Continued Accreditation status. This subsequent review will include an additional application, self-study report and site visit. The information obtained through this process will be reviewed by the Commission and an accreditation determination will be made.

Flowchart of the Accreditation Process (will be updated soon)

*Institutions with multiple clinical postgraduate programs will need to undergo separate accreditation processes for each program in which it seeks accreditation.