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ACCSC Initial Accreditation Workshop
Monday, December 5, 2016 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 

About the Initial Accreditation Workshop
The accreditation process begins with attendance at an Accreditation Workshop where the Commission provides training and resources which will assist schools as they strive towards a meaningful self-evaluation and on-site evaluation experience.

The Accreditation Workshop provides an opportunity for participants gain a better understanding of the Commission’s standards and procedures, as well as to share experiences with other schools that will be pursuing accreditation. According to the Standards of Accreditation, "the full-time, on-site director or appropriate management team representative (see Section I (A)(1)(a), Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation) of the school must attend an accreditation workshop prior to the submission of the application for accreditation. 

Institutional Eligibility 
Initial applicants are encouraged to contact ACCSC's Accreditation Department to discuss the process as well as to confirm eligibility. The website provides an overview of eligibility criteria and is not intended to serve as final determination for accreditation; please contact the Accreditation Department prior to registering to ensure your institution meets the requirements. 

This workshop is reserved specifically for institutions seeking first-time accreditation with ACCSC; consultants or other vendors are not permitted to attend this Accreditation Workshop. ACCSC is not responsible for any expenses that are non-refundable should a consultant or other vendor register for this workshop.

Preparing for the Accreditation Workshop
After registering for the workshop, participants should review the ACCSC Standards of Accreditation and become familiar with its sections. A downloadable version of the Standards of Accreditation, as well as the Application for Initial Accreditation Parts I & II are available on our website at  

$650 per participant

Registration fees include lunch on both days of the workshop. All payments are due in full by November 21, 2016; registrations with a balance due are subject to cancellation after this date. 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy
If you cannot attend the workshop or find your institution is not eligible for ACCSC accreditation, you may transfer your registration to another appropriate management team member or cancel in writing seven (7) days prior to the scheduled workshop. A non-refundable $25 cancellation fee will apply. In addition, no workshop fees will be refunded if the registration is cancelled less than seven days prior to the scheduled workshop (November 28). 


  • When

  • Monday, December 5, 2016 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • ACCSC's Office
    2101 Wilson Boulevard
    Suite 302
    Arlington, Virginia 22201

  • Capacity

  • 16 (16 remaining)

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