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.

Milestone Cycle 1 Cycle 2

Determination of eligibility (for initial applicants)

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

Provider deadline to submit:

  • List of educational activities
  • Payment of Application Fee (non-refundable)
September 1 January 2
Provider informed which activity files, at a minimum, will be reviewed October 15 February 15
Providers contacted to establish interview date January/February April/May

Provider deadline to submit:

  • Self-Study Report
  • Activity files
March 1 July 1
Interview April/May August/September
Joint ARC Meeting June October
Provider notified of decision no later than July 31 December 31


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