Check out the CAAHEP Annual Report online.


Welcome new CAAHEP Commissioner Severo Rodriguez, PhD, MS, NRP, for the National Registry of EMTs. Thank you to Rob Wagner for the many years he served as CAAHEP Commissioner for NREMT.

 

The hotel where CAAHEP's Board Meeting and Leadership Conference will be held January 18-21, 2017, has a new name. It's now the Westshre Grand Hotel. Looking forward to seeing our CoA Leaders and Board Members next week!

 

Welcome Betsy Kemeny, Ph.D., CTRS, the new CAAHEP Commissioner to American Therapeutic Recreation Association. We thank out-going Commissioner, Tim Passmore, PhD, CTRS/L, for all of his service.


Now available - the CAAHEP Webinar - CAAHEP Accreditation: From Beginning to End, including attendees' questions and answers. Check it out!

 

An open hearing for the proposed Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Recreational Therapy has been scheduled for January 20, 2017, at 5:30 PM Eastern in Tampa, Florida.The proposed Standards are open for public comment. Follow this link for more information. Comments are Due January 12, 2017.

 

An open hearing for the proposed Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Education Programs in Clinical Research has been scheduled for January 20, 2017, at 5:00 PM Eastern in Tampa, Florida. The Standards can be viewed at the follow link.

 

The Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Art Therapy were approved by the CAAHEP Board on November 18, 2016, and are effective January 1, 2017. The Standards are posted on the Standards and Guidelines page.

 

The Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Assistive Technology were approved by the CAAHEP Board on September 16, 2016, and are effective October 1, 2016. The Standards are posted on the Standards and Guidelines page.

 

December 2016 CAAHEP Communiquè

 

Coming soon! A new, redsigned CAAHEP website! Watch for details!

 

Congratulations to the Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography program at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, CA, on becoming the first CAAHEP accredited advanced cardiovascular sonography program in the country!  

 

CAAHEP has moved. The office new address is: 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763

 

CAAHEP's Board of Directors took action on 37 programs during its meeting on November 18, 2016, of which 7 were initial accreditation. Congratulations to those programs achieving CAAHEP accreditation! For information on all CAAHEP accredited programs, visit the Find an Accredited Program page.

 

Board Accreditation Action Schedule:  The next time the CAAHEP Board of Directors will meet to take action on accreditation items will be during the January 18-19, 2017, Board Meeting.

 

Join us for CAAHEP's 2017 Annual Meeting, April 23-24, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia! The Meeting's theme is: “Quality Improvement vs. Quality Assurance: Can we be both Counselors and Cops?” The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

 

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation has developed an Accreditation Tool Kit, providing information on accreditation, how accreditation operates and how accreditation provides value. Check it out here. CAAHEP is recognized by CHEA.

 

Watch CAAHEP's YouTube video on the importance of CAAHEP accreditation. 

 

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which CAAHEP is a member, has developed YouTube videos on the accreditation:  
Accreditation and Its Value to You
Types of Accreditation, What's the Difference?
Degree Mills and Accreditation Mills
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation

 

CAAHEP accredits over 2100 allied health education programs!  Are you wondering if the program you are considering is CAAHEP accredited?  Find out by conducting a program search.