Temporary Accreditation Status is issued to an accredited program when their ability to maintain accreditation standards may be in question.  Depending on the reason for which a Temporary Accreditation Status is issued, the accreditation agency will require the program to undertake specific actions within a set frame of time (generally six months) to confirm the program's accreditation standing.

Temporary Accreditation Status is issued in the following circumstances:

  • A program has undergone a change in ownership (license holder change)The program will be required to prepare for and complete a site visit at least one month before the expiration of the temporary status. The accreditation status will either be renewed or revoked, depending on the outcome.

 

  • As a result of a Status Verification Visit
    When a program fails a Status Verification Visit, it will be issued a Temporary Accreditation Status for up to six months.  An unannounced Status Verification Follow-up Visit and decision will occur within this period. The accreditation status will either be renewed or revoked, depending on the outcome.

 

  • A program is issued a probationary license from Child and Family Services
    Programs are required to report to the accreditation agency the issuance of a probationary license and non-compliance that resulted in it.  Temporary Accreditation Status will be issued for a period of six months while the program is closely monitored by the Child and Family Services licensing office in the process of remedying non-compliances.  Upon reinstatement of an operating license, the accreditation agency will require the program to verify that accreditation standards are being maintained. A site visit may be required.

Click here to see a sample of a Temporary Accreditation Status Notice.​