Anesthesiologist Assistant

Contact Us

Jennifer Anderson Warwick
(612) 836 -3311
arc-aa@arc-aa.org

About Us

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

Sponsors

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)

COVID-19 Response

Below you will find COVID-19 joint statements with the AAAEP.

March 24, 2020
March 13, 2020

Important Information

Board Members

John Kimbell, CAA (AAAA), Chair
Matt Pinegar, MD (AA), Vice Chair
Jermaine Leclerc, MHSc, MHSA, CAA (AAAA), Treasurer
Sam Gumbert, MD (ASA), Immediate Past Chair
Lindsey Amerson, MHSc, CAA (AAAA)
Mary Ballistrand, MD (ASA)
John Scott, MD (ASA)
Ty Townsend, CAA (AAAA)
Jennifer Anderson Warwick, MA, Secretary/Executive Director
Catherine Carter, MA, CAAHEP Liaison

Position Description - Board of Directors

Accreditation Documents

Helpful Documents

CAAHEP Standards

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

Seeking CAAHEP Accreditation

Request for Accreditation Services for Educational Programs for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Self Study Report

Part I - Report
Part II - Appendices

Policy + Procedures

Policy Manual (January 2022)
Personnel Change Form (Program Director & Medical Director)
Fees

Annual Report

Annual Reports are due each year on September 15 for all accredited programs. Following are tools to support the completion of the annual report, which is found here: arms.caahep.org.  

Annual Report User Guide
Resource Assessment Matrix

Site Visits

Site Visit Documents
documents to provide at the time of the site visit

Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda & Minutes template

Accreditation Tools to assist with the process

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

Accreditation Process Flow Chart

Upcoming Events

ARC-AA Board Meetings

January (2nd Tuesday) via web meeting
April (Saturday) @ AAAA Annual Meeting
July (2nd Tuesday) via web meeting
October (Friday) @ ASA Annual Meeting

Surveys

The following survey tools are available via SurveyMonkey. Email jennifer@arc-aa.org for the instrument to be copied to the program's paid SurveyMonkey account.

Survey - Graduate
Survey - Employer
Survey - Student
Survey - Program Personnel