Volunteer Training

Welcome, AAQEP Volunteers!

We greatly appreciate your willingness to serve as a volunteer in the AAQEP system. Your generosity and expertise are our most essential asset!

Volunteer Roles

AAQEP welcomes applications for volunteers to fill the following roles:

Responsible for providing feedback on programs’ accreditation proposals. Upon receiving a proposal, proposal reviewers will have approximately two months to complete a review form with written comments; a feedback exchange meeting with the provider will follow.

Responsible for participating in both off-site and on-site components of the quality assurance/accreditation review process. Off-site meetings are held virtually, while site visits generally require 2-3 days of travel; all travel-related expenses are paid or reimbursed by the provider. Following the site visit, reviewers are also responsible for contributing to the Quality Review Team Report.

Responsible for leading both off-site and on-site components of the quality assurance/accreditation review process. Off-site meetings are held virtually, while site visits generally require 2-3 days of travel; all travel-related expenses are paid or reimbursed by the provider. Team leads organize and guide the off-site meeting, facilitate the review of the program’s Quality Assurance Report, lead the site visit, and send the final QRT Report to AAQEP.

The Accreditation Commission convenes virtually throughout the year to discuss and vote on programs’ cases for accreditation based on each program’s Quality Assurance Report and the corresponding QRT Report.

Volunteer Assignment

Potential volunteers frequently ask when they can expect to receive an assignment. The answer depends on the type of role selected and on the current need for a volunteer’s particular areas of experience and expertise. 

AAQEP staff match trained volunteers to roles on this approximate schedule: 

Assignment FrequencyVolunteer Role
Each quarterProposal Reviewer
Each semesterQuality Review Team Member
Each semesterQuality Review Team Lead
Each yearAccreditation Commissioner

AAQEP Training: How It Works

AAQEP provides online professional learning for volunteers to help prepare them for their specific role(s). You are eligible to work as a volunteer only after you have successfully completed the required modules for your role:

  • Accreditation Commissioners: Module 1
  • Proposal Reviewers: Module 1
  • Quality Assurance Reviewers: Modules 1-3
  • Quality Review Team Leads: Modules 1-4

If you have any questions, please contact Christine DeGregory, Director of Professional Learning.

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the AAQEP system!

AAQEP is dedicated to selecting reviewers whose professional experiences and areas of expertise match a provider’s characteristics.

To get started, please complete a quick online application and upload a resume/CV.

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