Guide to AAQEP Accreditation

The Guide provides AAQEP members with comprehensive information on the AAQEP process to support them as they seek accreditation or reaccreditation. It also serves as a resource for volunteer peer reviewers and decision makers.

It describes AAQEP’s standards and aspects, evidence consideration and priorities, the accreditation process, the Quality Assurance Report (self-study), the review process, and related policies and definitions.

The Guide is an operating manual that is updated annually. Each year, AAQEP will also publish a summary of the latest changes, and no changes/policies will take effect until they are published.

Members may choose to work with any version of the Guide that has a publication year within 4 years of their scheduled visit. For example, a provider with a visit scheduled in fall 2024 may use the 2020 version or later; the version must be specified in the Quality Assurance Report to ensure reviewers have a common reference point.

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