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Accreditation status

A program’s accreditation status is published in the Official list of programs.

The accreditation status is non-transferable.

The accreditation status may be extended upon request from the program. The Committee on Program Accreditation will determine whether circumstances beyond a program’s control warrant a limited extension of the accreditation status beyond the term accorded. For more information, please contact Conjoint Accreditation Services.

The Committee on Program Accreditation accords one of the following levels of accreditation, based on the extent of program compliance with the requirements. For more details, see the program assessment procedures.


6-year accreditationThe program is in compliance with all five requirements.
2-year accreditationThe program meets at least six of the 10 critical criteria and is in partial compliance with at least one of the five requirements. A new program without graduates can at best obtain a 2-year accreditation status.
Accreditation withheldThe program was not previously accredited and the assessment reveals that the program meets fewer than six of the 10 critical criteria or is in non-compliance with any of the five requirements.
Accreditation withdrawnThe program was previously accredited and the re-assessment reveals that the program meets fewer than six of the 10 critical criteria or is in non-compliance with any of the five requirements.
Unsuccessful phase IThe program is in non-compliance with three or more requirements or the program meets one to three critical criteria. The assessment is terminated and the program must re-register and submit a new program assessment report in order to be re-assessed.
Accreditation expiredThe program was previously accredited and the accreditation status expired before the re-assessment was complete and/or the new status accorded.
Accreditation suspendedThe program’s accreditation status is suspended for administrative reasons.
Administrative withdrawalThe program’s accreditation status is withdrawn for administrative reasons.
Appeal of phase IThe program has appealed the outcome of a phase I assessment and the appeal process is in progress.
Appeal of phase IIThe program has appealed the outcome of a phase II assessment and the appeal process is in progress.
ClosedThe program is closed.
RegisteredAn unaccredited program has registered for accreditation and a visit has been tentatively scheduled pending a successful phase I review or the assessment is underway. The projected date of a visit may be subject to change.
Voluntary registration withdrawalAn unaccredited program that has registered for the accreditation process withdraws its registration.
Registration withdrawnAn unaccredited program that has registered for the accreditation process has its registration withdrawn for administrative reasons.
Voluntary withdrawalThe program withdraws willingly from the accreditation process.