In an effort to continually improve the accreditation process, the NAEC Board and Accreditation Committee met in June 2019 to discuss the NAEC accreditation process and criteria, along with the recent survey results from the NAEC membership. In response to member requests to be notified about changes to the accreditation criteria as early as possible, this memo details changes to the accreditation criteria that the NAEC Board has approved for 2020 and 2021. NAEC first announced these potential changes at its annual member meeting during the AES in December 2018 and implemented a public comment process to solicit feedback from members in May 2019. Approximately 120 member centers provided input via the survey.
This memo explains changes to criteria that will be implemented for next year’s accreditation process covering data from calendar year 2019 (which you can begin to submit beginning in November 2019) as well as changes that will not be implemented until the 2021 process to give centers more time to prepare. We have also provided information from the membership survey on each of the criteria that we are revising.
NAEC will be releasing more detailed information about the changes to the accreditation criteria when the 2020 accreditation process begins this fall. Please contact NAEC at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions in the meantime.