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WHO DOES COA ACCREDIT?

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS

We offer full-organization accreditation for nonprofit and for-profit organizations that provide human and social services in the U.S. Program-specific accreditation is available for home study programs and opioid treatment centers under the SAMHSA mandate.

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PUBLIC AGENCIES

We offer full-organization accreditation for U.S. government agencies (federal, state, and county) that provide human and social services. Customizable timelines suit your agency’s needs and support realistic and sustainable change in policy and practice.

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CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS

We offer full-organization accreditation for Canadian organizations that provide human and social services.

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MILITARY FAMILY READINESS PROGRAMS

We offer program-specific accreditation as designated by the Department of Defense for U.S. military family readiness programs.

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CHILD & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

We offer program-specific accreditation for U.S. youth development, child care, and after school programs.

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WHY ACCREDITATION?

The accreditation process provides a framework for your organization to continuously improve and offer evidence-based best practices that support your clients and your community. Becoming accredited provides external validation of your quality and can open the door to new funding opportunities.
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WHY COA?

COA’s whole-organization approach ensures that everyone—from human resources to finance to direct care and clinical staff—is working together to carry out your mission. Each of our organizations is assigned a dedicated Accreditation Coordinator who supports them through the process. We help you so you can help your clients.
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Promote Your Accreditation

You’ve done the hard work to get accredited—now brag about it! Find the COA seal, promotional templates, and more here.

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MASTER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Continuous quality improvement is a foundational component of our accreditation. Learn what it is and how to implement it here.

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From deep dives into elements of accreditation to trending topics in the field, find out what’s on our mind here.

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NEWS & EVENTS

  • 20 Feb
    2020

    2020 Benchmarking Webinar (Option 2)

    WEBINAR

    Feb 20, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Learn more about changes to the Maintenance of Accreditation (MOA) process for organizations accredited under COA’s Private and Canadian Organization Accreditation. Two webinars are offered in February about this change; the content is the same. Get an overview of the benchmarking program here: https://go.coanet.org/2020Edition

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  • 04 Mar
    2020

    Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT)

    Gallery One Ft. Lauderdale – Double Tree Suites by Hilton

    Mar 04, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Join us in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this March for Intensive Accreditation Training!

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  • 06 Mar
    2020

    Performance & Quality Improvement (PQI) Training

    Gallery One Ft. Lauderdale – Double Tree Suites by Hilton

    Mar 06, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Join us in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this March for Performance & Quality Improvement Training!

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  • 09 Aug
    2020

    COA 2020 Conference

    New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

    Aug 09, 2020 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

    Join other best practice-minded professionals this August in NYC!

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