WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

One Hope United offers a range of services aimed at our mission of "Protecting children and strengthening families" including early childhood education, early intervention and prevention, family preservation, foster care, residential, and adoption.
read more >>

ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

Tim Spearin, Vice President, Quality Assurance

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 1996.  Reaccreditation attests that a member organization continues to meet the highest national operating standards as set by the COA.  It also provides assurance that ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions is performing services which the community needs, conducting its operations and funds successfully.
read more>>

Purpose

Comprehensive, systematic, and effective risk prevention and management practices reduce the organization’s risk, loss, and liability exposure.

CA-RPM 1: Legal and Regulatory Compliance

The organization possesses relevant licenses and complies with applicable federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal laws, regulations, and/or contractual requirements.

Interpretation: The organization is expected to be familiar with all applicable, federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal laws, regulatory, and/or contractual requirements. When necessary, the organization consults legal counsel to provide comprehensive, necessary information regarding legislation, codes, regulations, licenses, contractual requirements, and general guidance regarding legal compliance. 

Rating Indicators
1
The organization's practices reflect full implementation of the standard.
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement; e.g., 
  • Some legal or regulatory requirements have not been recently reviewed.
3
Practice requires significant improvement; e.g.,
  • The organization has been notified of compliance or licensure problems and is working with the relevant authority to remediate deficiencies.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all; e.g.,
  • The organization is under sanction due to noncompliance with legal or regulatory requirements; or
  • The letter was not signed or otherwise was inadequate.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • A letter signed by the Governing Body Chair and CEO certifying the organization is presently in compliance with licence requirements, regulations and decrees
    • See Governing Body minutes
    • Relevant licences and legal regulation documents, as applicable to the organization
    • Reports from licensing/regulatory review, as applicable
    • Interview:
      1. Governing body
      2. CEO/CFO
Copyright © 2017 Council on Accreditation. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy and Terms of Use