National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services

NCASES verifies and promotes excellence in special education services through an accreditation process

2018 & 2017 NCASES Standards For Accreditation

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.


Standards for Accreditation 2018   Standards for Accreditation 2017
The NCASES 2018
Standards For Accreditation
(PDF Download)
  The NCASES 2017
Standards For Accreditation
(PDF Download)





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