Several standards will be “not applicable” (NA) to some applicants, because the standards themselves are written with conditions or contingencies that may or may not apply to the agency or person. Evaluators will confirm, during the site visit, that the conditions exist to warrant an NA rating.
Tip Sheet: Pre-Approved Not Applicable Rating Options
This tip sheet includes a list of standards and corresponding
conditions that would make a rating of “NA” appropriate if the
ASP does not meet the standard. NA options . An statement is
typically found directly under a standard (see example below)
describing the conditions warranting a rating of NA.
When you decide that an NA is relevant to you, you must be
prepared to provide evidence to the Evaluators that supports that
In the example below, the NA statement follows the sub-section
Private Organization Accreditation
Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.
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Joint Base Charleston School Age Program
Paula B. Matthews, School Age Program Coordinator
Preparing for our after school accreditation was an awesome and very valuable learning experience for the Child and Youth Professionals at Charleston Air Force Base. Becoming familiar with and understanding the After School standards was a breeze because of the training webinars and the great customer service we received from all of the COA staff. Thank you for supporting our military families.