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

April 20-23, 2018
St. Pete Beach, FL

ASA Annual Meeting

October 21-25, 2017
Boston, MA

CAAHEP Board Meetings 

Accreditation Documents

CAAHEP Standards

Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Anesthesiologist Assistant (2016)

Request for Accreditation Services for Educational Programs for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Policy + Procedure

Policy Manual (April 2016)

Personnel Change Form
(Program Director, Medical Director)


Self Study Report

Contact the ARC-AA Executive Office


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 

Template - Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda + Checklist


Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Executive Director
Jennifer Anderson Warwick, MA


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
Jim Kelly, MD, Chair (ASA)
Rich Bassi, CAA, Vice Chair (AAAA)
Sam Gumbert, MD, Treasurer (ASA)
Carolyn Bannister, MD (ASA)
Emily Drennan, MD (ASA)
Melanie Guthrie, CAA (AAAA)
John Kimbell, CAA (AAAA)
Stephanie Strauss, CAA (AAAA)

Hugh Bonner, PhD - CAAHEP Liaison