Trainings and Resources Overview

The Council on Accreditation provides a variety of trainings, in many formats, to assist organizations and programs pursuing accreditation. These trainings provide information on COA’s standards, the accreditation process, and more.

Training Calendar

Use the training calendar to find all relevant trainings in the format of your choice. Our training programs are available in several formats:

  • Face-to-face trainings provide in-depth, hands-on understanding of COA’s accreditation and re-accreditation process, the standards, how to document implementation, prepare the Self-Study, and get ready for the Site Visit.
  • Live and recorded webinars provide training on process-related topics and are designed to help gain core competencies, skills, and knowledge.
  • Self-paced trainings provide a brief and informative overview of some of the most important aspects of the standards and accreditation and re-accreditation process.

Tools Search

The Tools Search contains hundreds of resources for achieving accreditation, such as:

  • Templates, checklists, and forms for demonstrating implementation of COA standards
  • Trainings on specific stages of the accreditation process
  • Tutorials for best utilizing the MyCOA Portal
  • Materials to communicate the benefits of accreditation to all stakeholders

Search the Tools Index.

Glossary

The Glossary includes definitions for a comprehensive list of over 800 terms used throughout the standards. When the meaning of a standard requires further clarity, a glossary term used within the standard can provide meaningful elaboration.

Search the Glossary.

FAQs

Solutions to FAQs contains hundreds of answers to frequently asked questions. Search by category, accreditation program, or keyword.

Search Solutions to FAQs.

Customized Trainings and Technical Assistance

COA offers customized trainings designed to address specific needs related to the COA accreditation and reaccreditation process. This includes all training formats, including webinar, self-paced, and face-to-face.

Please contact us for more information about technical assistance and customized training.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

CSS Healthcare Services provides Community based health services to the young, the elderly and to Individuals with Developmental Disability. Founded in 1997, we have the ability to offer a variety of quality community-based services to our clients, which has greatly contributed to our growth and success.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Judy Kay, LCSW

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

In administration for 22 of 24 years at Child Saving Institute, a COA-accredited not-for-profit child welfare agency in Omaha, Nebraska. Retired approximately two years ago, I moved to Tucson, Arizona, where I advocate for children's rights as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to three young children.
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