Initial Applicant Workshop

This workshop combines topics relevant to the initial application process with topics related to preparing for accreditation visits and complying with ACICS standards and criteria. This workshop must be completed within 18 months of submission of the self-study to comply with Council criteria on workshop attendance. It is open to anyone interested in learning about the ACICS accreditation process. Workshop fee is $400.

Please check the workshop schedule for the next available workshop.

A partial list of topics includes:

  • Review of minimum eligibility requirements for an initial accreditation, and discussion of how ACICS policy may be applied to various types of institutions and educational delivery.

  • Online application process and required documents.

  • Financial stability requirements.

  • How to prepare for the Initial Resource Visit.

  • An overview of ACICS evaluation visit.

  • How to address citations from a team visit 

  • Major issues in the development of the Institutional Effectiveness Plan.

  • Types of data required for the completion of the Annual Institutional Report for Initial Applicants.

  • Tips on preparing the institutional Self-study report.

  • How to be ready to host the Initial Grant of Accreditation Team Visit.

  • Other topics applicable to workshop attendants.


Who Should Attend?
Key individuals from institutions determined by ACICS to be eligible to pursue an initial accreditation with ACICS. Other guests by invitation only.

Enrollment is limited. Failure to complete the entire workshop will void compliance with workshop accreditation requirements.

Contact for Information on the Initial Applicant/Accreditation Workshop
Ms. Perliter Walters-Gilliam, ACICS Manager, New Institutional Development,
Dr. Joseph E. Gurubatham, Executive Vice President of Accreditation and Institutional Development, 202-336-6797


How do I Register?
All registrations are completed online. Please click here for registration instructions.


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