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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

Rich Bassi, CAA (AAAA), Chair
Sam Gumbert, MD (ASA), Vice Chair

John Kimbell, CAA (AAAA), Treasurer
Carolyn Bannister, MD (ASA)
Emily Drennan, MD (ASA)
Melanie Guthrie, CAA (AAAA)

Erik Nelson, MD (ASA)
Stephanie Strauss, CAA (AAAA)

Glenda Carter, PhD, CAAHEP Liaison

Upcoming Events

ARC-AA Board Meetings
January via web meeting
April @ AAAA Annual Meeting
July via web meeting
October @ ASA Annual Meeting

AAAA Annual Meeting
April 4-7, 2020 | 

ASA Annual Meeting
October 19-23, 2019 | Orlando

CAAHEP Board Meetings  

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 + Procedure
Policy Manual (July 2019)
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