After the Accreditation Commission has made a decision to award accreditation or approval, renew accreditation or approval, or deny or refuse to renew accreditation or approval, you will receive a notification letter. This notification letter will advise you that a decision has been made.
Important Note: An adoption service provider may not identify itself in any way as accredited, temporarily accredited, or approved prior to official notification of the decision on its status.
If you have been granted accreditation, approval, or renewal you will receive:
- a formal notification letter stating that you have been accredited or approved and your expiration date;
- a Hague Accreditation/Approval Certificate; and
- a Final Accreditation or Approval Report (FAR), which provides a complete set of ratings for all applicable standards
Note: All related accreditation or approval fees must be paid before the formal notification documents are sent.
COA views Hague accreditation or approval as a monumental achievement and recommends that you celebrate and publicize this milestone with your staff, community, and stakeholders. We provide you with a sample press release that can be revised and disseminated to all interested parties in order to assist you with this celebration.
Private Organization Accreditation
Northside Psychological Services is a combination of both private practice and community mental health provider. We provide services to children and adults (EAP, private insurance, private pay, etc.) in our private practice setting. In our Community Care Program, we provide services to children and adolescents in their homes.
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Judy Kay, LCSW
Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader
In administration for 22 of 24 years at Child Saving Institute, a COA-accredited not-for-profit child welfare agency in Omaha, Nebraska. Retired approximately two years ago, I moved to Tucson, Arizona, where I advocate for children's rights as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to three young children.