Training Presentations

Accreditation Training Videos

PAB is developing several online training videos to supplement in-person training sessions for Site Visitors. While the videos may be geared towards Site Visitors, we encourage programs to review them.

Site Visitors are required to complete all online training modules and in-person training sessions to be eligible to serve on a Site Visit Team. After viewing each training video, please complete the associated quiz. PAB staff will record the quiz results and notify you of your score. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact PAB staff.

Module A: Accreditation Purpose and Process
Topics included in this training video include: Accreditation in the U.S.; the Planning Accreditation Board; the Site Visit; the Site Visit Report; and expectations of Site Visitors.

After viewing the video, please complete the quiz by clicking here

Module B: PAB 2017 Accreditation StandardsThe 5 videos below will be available in 2018

  • Standard 1: Strategic Planning and Progress
  • Standard 2: Students
  • Standard 3: Faculty
  • Standard 4: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Standard 5: Governance

Site Visitor Training – In-Person Presentations

April 2016 Training – APA Conference
October 2015 Training – ACSP Conference
These two-part presentations include: Standards, Judgments, and Site Visit Behaviors; and Outcomes Assessment

Outcomes Assessment in Planning Programs: Conducting a Review (PDF)
This 2013 presentation provides assistance to Site Visit Teams in reviewing a program’s outcomes assessment process.

Reviewing Programs with Fast-track Options A guide to assist Site Visit Teams review programs that combine undergraduate and graduate education such that students earn both degrees in less than 6 years.

Program Administrator Training

Program Administrator Orientation (October 2017)
This document provides guidance on the accreditation process and preparing a good Self-Study Report.

Outcomes Assessment Workshop Materials (October 2014)

Documenting Compliance for Fast-Track Programs A guide to documenting compliance for programs that combine undergraduate and graduate education such that students earn both degrees in less than 6 years.

Other Training Materials

Value of Accreditation to Program Administrators (PDF)
Program Administrators’ evaluations of the overall value of the accreditation process, as indicated on post-Site Visit surveys.

For additional resources on Outcomes Assessment, please visit the Data Library webpage.

Useful Documents

Reporting a Substantive Change

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A Substantive Change is any organizational and/or programmatic change that may affect the Program’s ability to comply with one or more of the pre-conditions to accreditation, and/or any of the PAB accreditation standards and criteria. Specific examples can be found in PAB’s Policies and Procedures Manual. Programs must notify PAB of a Substantive Change as soon as possible using this form and shall demonstrate how the change(s) will allow for continued compliance with the standards.

Training Presentations

Site Visits

Progress Report Template

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Use this Word document for Progress Reports which may be due May 1 or September 1. Late submissions are subject to a late fee.

PAB Fee Schedule

A list of fees associated with accreditation including candidacy application fee, annual fee, Site Visit fee, late fee, and appeal fee.

Accreditation Cycle 2019

Accreditation Cycle 2020

Accreditation Cycle 2021

Accreditation Cycle 2022