Advantage Credit Counseling Service
Mary Loftus, VP, Agency Service
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.
Standards for Private Organizations
The Standards for Private Organizations were developed in support of enhanced organizational growth and stability, an unwavering commitment to the health, safety, and rights of clients, and producing high quality, measurable results.
Because the Private Organization Accreditation process involves the review and accreditation of the entire organization, the standards focus on both its administrative operations and all of its service delivery practices for which COA has an applicable standard.
Private Edition Services
- Child, Youth and Family Services
- Behavioral Health Services
- Aging Services
- Homeless Services
- Developmental Disabilities Services
- Residential Services
- Additional Social Services
Categories of Standards
The Standards for Private Organizations are divided into three parts:
- Administration and Management Standards
- Service Delivery Administration Standards
- Service Standards
Administration and Management Standards
The Administration and Management Standards apply to all organizations regardless of the services provided or populations served. They describe practices that promote sound operations and management.
Service Delivery Administration Standards
The Service Delivery Administration Standards also apply to all organizations and cover practices related to the administration of services
Service Standards describe practices related to distinct service areas across the full continuum of community-based social and behavioral healthcare services.
Further Reading and Recommended Trainings
For more detail regarding the accreditation process, download and review the Accreditation Guidelines.
Private Organization Accreditation Overview
For more detail about the accreditation process and cost, visit the Private Organization Accreditation Overview page.
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