The site visit is perhaps the most important step in the process because this is when Evaluators visit your program sites to assess your compliance with the Hague standards.
COA assigns a minimum of two Evaluators to conduct this review. During the site visit, Evaluators will travel to one or more of your offices to review documents and records, conduct interviews, and gather and review evidence of your compliance with the standards.
Private Organization Accreditation
Debt Education and Certification Foundation (DECAF), a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides high-quality financial education and counseling, with nationwide outreach throughout the U.S. DECAF is HUD-approved, and recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.
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Volunteer Roles: Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader
I have found that being a COA Volunteer builds my professional skills and experience in ways that more traditional workshops do not. The opportunity to learn about best practices through the COA standards and then see how agencies implement them is truly a growth experience.