CAAHEP

Standards & Guidelines

At the heart of the CAAHEP accreditation system are our nationally-recognized Standards. All CAAHEP Standards have certain elements in common, however the Standards for each discipline contain specific requirements for training entry level practitioners in that profession. The Standards are approved by the CAAHEP Board of Directors and are subject to review every five years. The Standards review process is a rigorous one that includes, input from the communities of interest, a public open hearing, and approval by the Committee on Accreditation (CoA) and its sponsoring organization(s).

The Standards review and revision process requires that proposed Standards be posted on the CAAHEP website at least 30 days prior to the date of the open hearing. Please check News and Announcements for current notices of open hearings. If you would like to comment on proposed standards for any of the CAAHEP professions, please email mail@caahep.org.

To review the Standards and Guidelines for a specific profession, please select the appropriate profession below (please note in some instances there may be more than one set of Standards for the profession, if this is the case please contact the appropriate CoA to determine which set of Standards currently applies to your program):

Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography 

Anesthesia Technology

Anesthesiologist Assistant

Cardiovascular Technology (effective through June 30, 2010)

Cardiovascular Technology (effective July 1, 2010)

Cytotechnology  (effective through June 30, 2014)

Cytotechnology (effective July 1, 2014) 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography 

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring

Kinesiotherapy

Lactation Consultant

Medical Assisting 
(Please note, if you are looking for the 2003 Medical Assisting Standards as referenced in Arizona law, click here.)

Medical Illustration (effective through March 31, 2014)

Medical Illustration (effective April 1, 2014)

Neurodiagnostic Technology

Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician

Orthotist/Prosthetist
(Please note, if you are looking for the 2006 version of the Orthotic /Prosthetics Standards, they can be found here.)

Perfusion

Perfusion (effective April 2013)

Personal Fitness Training

Polysomnographic Technology Standards
(Please note, if you are looking for the 2004 version of the Polysomnographic Technology Standards, the can be found here.)

Recreational Therapy

Specialist in Blood Bank Technology/Transfusion Medicine

Surgical Assisting

Surgical Technology (Effective through July 31, 2013)

Surgical Technology (Effective August 1, 2013)