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The Application

The application for accreditation is an important step in your journey. It collects essential information about your organization and helps determine the number of days required for your on-site survey, the composition of the survey team and the services we’ll need to review.

How to Apply

Our application process can be completed in five simple steps:

  1. Request the application.
  2. After your request is processed, you will receive an email providing login information. You can access the electronic application anytime, from any computer.
  3. Your login credentials will give you access to your own extranet page, where you can review and complete the application. There is no need to complete the application in one sitting; you can save it in sections as you go.
  4. Submit your completed application. Don’t forget to indicate the month and year when you would like your on-site survey to take place, and specify any dates your organization cannot participate in a survey.
  5. Submit your deposit electronically. Before we are able to process your application, we must receive your deposit — which is applied to your total accreditation costs. Submit your deposit electronically to ensure prompt scheduling of your on-site survey.

Lean on Our Team

Have questions about the application or the on-site survey? We’re here to help. Call our support team at 630-792-5020 or request a return call.