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Accreditation Workshop

The Accreditation Workshop provides an opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the Commission's standards and procedures, as well as to share experiences with other schools in the accreditation process.

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. In order to prepare for the Accreditation Workshop, participants are required to arrive at the workshop having read the most current Standards of Accreditation.

Registration for accreditation workshops is available online only approximately 45 days prior to the scheduled workshop. Please e-mail events@accsc.org for more information.

Renewal of Accreditation workshop
for Member Schools

  • Schools currently accredited by ACCSC will begin the accreditation renewal process approximately one year prior to their renewal date by attending a Renewal of Accreditation Workshop.
  • Schools starting the renewal process will be assigned to attend a Renewal of Accreditation Workshop based upon their scheduled renewal date and location.
  • ACCSC staff will send accreditation renewal planning notices with the school's assigned workshop date to ensure proper planning for school management, followed by an accreditation renewal notice with information on registering for the workshop along with applicable due dates approximately fifty (50) days prior to the workshop.
  • A school that is faithfully engaged in the renewal of accreditation process and meeting all requirements of that process continues to be accredited if the school's term of accreditation has exceeded the period of time last granted by the Commission (Section VII (B)(6) Rules of Process and Procedure, Standards of Accreditation).

Accreditation Workshop
for Initial Applicants

  • Initial applicant schools will attend an Accreditation Workshop for Initial Applicants after acceptance of the Pre-Workshop Application for Initial Applicant Schools.
  • The Pre-Workshop Application for Initial Applicant Schools is the first step required for any institution seeking initial accreditation from ACCSC, or for any institution currently accredited by another institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education that is seeking initial accreditation from ACCSC.
  • Registration for the Accreditation Workshop for Initial Applicants is only available following acceptance of the Pre-Workshop application and as such is not published on the website.


Visit ACCSC's Online Training Center for additional training and resources on the accreditation process.

Required Accreditation Workshop Materials

In order for this to be a meaningful training experience, participants registered to attend the upcoming Accreditation Workshop must download the Accreditation Workshop Materials and the current Standards of Accreditation. Participants are expected to have ready access to both documents at the workshop.

ACCSC strives to be a paperless organization and as such does not print any workshop materials. Please ensure that you are downloading the correct materials for the workshop you are attending.

August 28-29, 2023

Initial Accreditation WORKSHOP