Below is the 2018 & 2017 Standards For Accreditation Manual. Applicants can use the 2017 Standards or the 2018 Standards until July 1, 2018. After that date, all applicants must use the 2018 Standards.


Please click the cover icon to download the whole handbook as a PDF.

NOTE: Text in italicized type provides guidance to the Site Reviewers regarding possible sources of evidence for the organization’s compliance with the standard(s) preceding it. It does not list compliance requirements. Other evidence of compliance may be offered by the organization. Where the term “state” is used to describe a jurisdiction, other terms (e.g., province) may be applicable.