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Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Jennifer Anderson Warwick
Executive Director

Phone: (612) 836 -3311

The Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA) serves, under the auspices of CAAHEP, to promote and advance the quality of educational programs for anesthesiologist assistants.

Sponsors for Anesthesiologist Assistant

ARC-AA derives its identity from the policies of CAAHEP and its collaborating sponsors, the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Together these organizations provide accreditation services for education programs producing entry-level allied health practitioners.

American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA)
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ARC-AA Board Members

Sam Gumbert, MD (ASA), Chair
John Kimbell, CAA (AAAA),Vice Chair
John Scott, MD (ASA), Treasurer
Rich Bassi, CAA (AAAA), Immediate Past Chair
Carolyn Bannister, MD (ASA)
Mary Billstrand, MD (ASA)
Jermaine Leclerc, CAA (AAAA)
Stephanie Strauss, CAA (AAAA)

Glenda Carter, PhD, CAAHEP Liaison

Position Description - Board of Directors
ARC-AA Bylaws

COVID-19 Joint Statements with the AAAEP

March 24, 2020
March 13, 2020

Upcoming Events

ARC-AA Board Meetings
January (2nd Tuesday) via web meeting
April (Saturday) @ AAAA Annual Meeting
 (2nd Tuesday) via web meeting
October (Friday) @ ASA Annual Meeting

AAAA Annual Meeting
April 4-7, 2020 | 

ASA Annual Meeting
October 3-7, 2020 | Washington, DC

CAAHEP Board Meetings  


August 2020
November 2019
May 2019

December 2018 

Accreditation Documents

CAAHEP Standards
Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Anesthesiologist Assistant (2016)

Seeking CAAHEP Accreditation
Request for Accreditation Services for Educational Programs for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Self Study Report

[initial and Continuing]

Part I - Report
Part II - Appendices

Policy + Procedures
Policy Manual (July 2020)
Personnel Change Form 
(Program Director & Medical Director)
Annual Report
Annual Reports are due each year on September 15 for all accredited programs. Following are tools to support the completion of the annual report, which is found here: arms.caahep.org.    

Annual Report User Guide

Resource Assessment Matrix

The following survey tools are available via SurveyMonkey. Email jennifer@arc-aa.org for the instrument to be copied to the program's paid SurveyMonkey account.
Survey - Graduate
Survey - Employer
Survey - Student
Survey - Program Personnel

Accreditation Tools to assist with the process
Getting Started: an Action Plan
a plan for programs going through the accreditation process 

Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda & Minutes template