Upcoming Events

ARC-AA Board Meetings

January via web meeting
April @ AAAA Annual Meeting
July via web meeting
October @ ASA Annual Meeting

AAAA Annual Meeting

2016 TBD

ASA Annual Meeting

October 24-28, 2015
San Diego

CAAHEP Board Meetings  

Accreditation Documents

CAAHEP Standards

Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Anesthesiologist Assistant (2009)

Request for Accreditation Services for Educational Programs for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Policy + Procedure

Policy Manual (October 2011)

Personnel Change Form
(Program Director, Medical Director)


Self Study Reports 

Initial Accreditation

Continuing Accreditation

Annual Report

Directions for Annual Report

Resource Assessment Matrix

Resource Assessment Matrix - Sample

Survey - Graduate

Survey - Employer

Survey - Student

Survey - Program Personnel

Accreditation Tools
to assist with the process

Getting Started: an Action Plan
a plan for programs going through the accreditation process

The Site Visitors are Coming!
checklist for hosting the site visit 

Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda + Checklist.doc


Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Executive Director
Jennifer Anderson Warwick, MA

Address: N84 W33137 Becker Ln
Oconomowoc WI 53066
Phone: 612.836.3311
Email: arc-aa@arc-aa.org

The Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant serves, under the auspices of CAAHEP, to promote and advance the quality of educational programs for anesthesiologist assistants.



Sponsors for Anesthesiologist Assistant

ARC-AA derives its identity from the policies of CAAHEP and its collaborating sponsors, the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Together these organizations provide accreditation services for education programs producing entry-level allied health practitioners.

American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA)

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


ARC-AA Board Members
Shane Angus, AA-C, Chair (AAAA)
Jim Kelly, MD, Vice Chair & Treasurer (ASA)
Carolyn Bannister, MD (ASA)
Rich Bassi, AA-C (AAAA)
Emily Drennan, MD (ASA)
Sam Gumbert, MD (ASA)
Melanie Guthrie, AA-C (AAAA)
Michael Patrick, AA-C (AAAA)