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Posts Tagged: accreditation

  • Intensive Accreditation Training (IAT) – VIRTUAL

    IAT provides a basic overview of COA's accreditation process including the philosophy, milestones, and rating

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  • UPDATED: Help, I’m Mandated! Now What? Choosing an Accreditor

    Note: This post was originally published in 2017. Now that it's 2020, we decided to give it an update. The core information remains the same. Social service agencies across the world have voluntarily risen to the challenge of

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  • New Phased Accreditation Option for FFPSA Mandated Organizations

    The Council on Accreditation (COA) realizes that the current COVID-19 environment has presented organizations with a myriad of operational challenges as they continue to operate and provide services in this new environment.  This is even more

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  • 2019 Roundup: 5 Helpful Posts for the Accreditation Process

    The Interpretation blog is meant, first and foremost, to be a resource for the COA community. We had several 2019 posts that our editorial team was proud of, but wanted to take a moment to highlight those that we feel are most helpful to

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  • Top 5 Tips and Tricks for Primary Contacts

    So, you’ve been designated by your organization as the Primary Contact—the point person for communicating with the Council on Accreditation (COA) and spearheading the accreditation process. Maybe you’re feeling a little overwhelmed; you might

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  • Roadmap to Preparing for the Accreditation Process

    Your organization has decided to embark on the journey of pursuing accreditation! This commitment can invoke many sentiments—happiness, anticipation, fear, anxiety, and maybe even a splash of frustration. These are all normal feelings. The

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  • The Benefits of Organizational Accreditation

    It is no secret that the Council on Accreditation (COA) believes in what we do. We promote best practices and help our organizations to implement them with the aim that clients across the social services field will get the best possible quality of

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  • The Role of Government Regulation

    We are all impacted by government spending and regulations beyond our day-to-day work in human services. Regulations empower us as consumers to make informed decisions about our health and safety. They give us peace of mind as employees, that our

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  • Help! What Are the Differences Between Accreditation, Licensing and Certification?

    One of the most frequently asked questions we get from organizations, is what the differences are between these three entities: accrediting bodies, licensing authorities, and certification organizations. Commonly there is overlap, but sometimes

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