Here are a few resources to help you along the road to accreditation.
Part of an in-process organization? Find our full array of tools and resources in your MyCOA Portal.
Compare COA’s Private accreditation process to CARF and the Joint Commission.
Get a quick overview of everything COA.
Get a quick overview of one of the most frequently asked about parts of our standards: Performance and Quality Improvement.
Get an overview of the eligibility criteria for all of our accreditation programs.
Need to know when to apply for accreditation to meet a certain deadline? This is the tool for you.
Find recommended self-paced trainings and tools to assist you and your organization in learning the fundamentals of the accreditation process, COA standards, and how to use the MyCOA Portal.
Note: These tools are helpful whether you work at an agency, are a legislator, or represent another group interested in or considering accreditation as a part of legislation, regulation, or judicial proceeding.
A handy form that provides an overview of COA public agency accreditation.
Learn how COA works with agencies under government mandates.
Helps out-of-school time (OST) programs reflect on the fundamentals that support accreditation readiness and are prerequisites for continuous quality improvement work.
Helps early childhood education (ECE) programs reflect on the fundamentals that support accreditation readiness and are prerequisites for continuous quality improvement work.
Learn about your options for creating an infrastructure that supports continuous quality improvement.
Estimate the time needed to complete the accreditation process from application to accreditation.
An overview of the fees associated with COA’s Military Family Readiness Program Accreditation.
A template for communicating accreditation to your staff.