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Timeline for Joint Accreditation Process

The Joint Accreditation application process is organized into 2 annual cycles, beginning June 1 and October 1. The length of cycles vary depending on whether your organization applies for initial accreditation or reaccreditation.

MilestoneCycle 1Cycle 2
Determination of eligibility (for initial applicants)

-Intent to Apply (eligibility questions)
-Eligibility Review Fee (non-refundable)
June 1October 1
Provider informed of eligibility (for initial applicants)July 15November 15
Provider seeking reaccreditation submit Intent to ApplyJune 1October 1
Provider deadline to submit:

-List of educational activities
-Payment of Application Fee (non-refundable)
September 1January 2
Provider informed which activity files, at a minimum, will be reviewedOctober 15February 15
Providers contacted to establish interview dateJanuary/FebruaryApril/May
Provider deadline to submit:

-Self-Study Report
-Activity files
March 1July 1
Joint ARC MeetingJuneOctober
Provider notified of decision no later thanJuly 31December 31