WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area's mission is to provide the best non-profit community service, dedicated to delivering professional and confidential counseling, debt management, housing counseling and consumer education to all segments of the community regardless of ability to pay.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Rochelle Haimes, ACSW

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Peer Reviewer; Standards Panel Member; Team Leader

Rochelle is a Consultant working with a variety of private organizations to become accredited. Her primary area of expertise is in facilitating the development of PQI systems and activities. Her previous experience with both small and large organizations is the cornerstone for her long-standing volunteer activities as a Peer reviewer and as a Team Leader.
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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
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