Governing Documents

CAAHEP has a number of publications and governing documents that may be of assistance to anyone who is interested in learning more about CAAHEP activities.

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The CAAHEP Bylaws describe the structure and procedures under which CAAHEP operates.


The CAAHEP Policies and Procedures Manual sets out all CAAHEP policies. Information regarding accreditation recommendations, Standards development and approval, entrance into the CAAHEP system of accreditation by a profession, etc., are all found in this publication.

CAAHEP Policies and Procedures Manual

The CAAHEP Standards Template is the document on which all CAAHEP Standards are based. The Template was updated and approved in 2021.

CAAHEP Standards Template

As a programmatic accreditor, CAAHEP activities occur for each program, regardless of the number of programs within a single institution. Starting with the 2023 Fiscal Year (July 1- June 30), CAAHEP will begin assessing its Annual Accreditation Fees for each program it accredits, rather than by institution. Invoices for annual accreditation fees will be sent directly to the program director of each CAAHEP-accredited program.   

If a program has multiple learning concentrations, add-ons, or award levels within one CAAHEP profession at the same location, that program will only be required to remit one accreditation fee annually. For example, if a program sponsor has a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with multiple learning concentrations located at the same address, it will be counted as a single program for billing purposes.

CAAHEP Program Fees

If you have attended a CAAHEP meeting and are entitled to having some or all of your expenses reimbursed, please use the CAAHEP Expense Reimbursement form. Remember expense reports must be submitted within 60 days of the event and all expenses over $25.00 must be accompanied by a receipt. The reimbursement policies are included on the form.

CAAHEP Expense Reimbursement