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Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Education Committee on Accreditation

Ms. Melissa Campbell

Address: 1560 Wilson Blvd
Suite 625
Arlington , VA 22209
Phone: (703) 524-6686 x 316
Fax: (703) 524-6630
Email: MCampbell@resna.org

General steps for submitting application and subsequent process:*

The steps below present a high-level overview of the full accreditation process. The full process is well-documented in the policies & procedures manual, and further detail is included in the self-study document itself, as well as the site visitors' handbook. The standards and curriculum map worksheet should be used as guides when completing the self-study.

  1. Complete Request for Accreditation Services form
  2. CoA RATE contact reviews form for completeness and relevance and invites submission of self-study document
  3. Program director submits self-study and $2,000 review fee to CoA RATE administrator
  4. CoA RATE administrator reviews for completeness and circulates to selected site visitors
  5. CoA RATE administrator contacts program director to schedule site visit
  6. Prior to site visit, program director submits $2,000 site visit fee
  7. Site visitors conduct site visit 
  8. Site visitors prepare report to CoA RATE on findings
  9. CoA RATE recommends accreditation to CAAHEP
  10. CAAHEP notifies program of accreditation status

*Each program's unique circumstance may require deviation in steps, including but not limited to, additional exchange of self-study if incomplete, informal discussions with program director to clarify items on application form or self-study, etc.

Sponsors for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Education Committee on Accreditation

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America