Mary Loftus, VP, Agency Service
COA Standards for Private Organizations
Our agency is preparing for reaccreditation under the Eighth Edition Standards. The COA site is well organized and very easy to use. Our team of employees working on the reaccreditation process has found the tools index to be very helpful, particularly some of the templates. The “Interpretations” provided for most standards help further clarify the intent of the standard. Being able to access everything from one site makes the reaccreditation process as efficient as possible.
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.