Steps to Initial Accreditation
Programs seeking ACOTE accreditation are required to reference Policies & Procedures for the complete details and requirements. The accreditation process is multi-step and consists of the following:
Letter of Intent
Program submits a Letter of Intent Data Form to email@example.com. Upon receipt, instructions will be provided regarding fees and eAccreditation access.
Program submits an Eligibility Application in the eAccreditation portal, and the program will be given a timeline for the initial accreditation process.
Program submits a Candidacy Application and if ACOTE grants Candidacy Status, the program may proceed to the Preaccreditation review.
Program submits a Report of Self-Study and if ACOTE grants, Preaccreditation Status, the program may proceed to the initial on-site evaluation.
A team visits and evaluates the program and provides a report to ACOTE. ACOTE will determine accreditation status at their next scheduled meeting.