Materials for Accreditation

Accreditation Standards, March 2017 (PDF)

Programs submitting Self-Study Reports in 2018 will use the 2017 standards.

Accreditation Standards, April 2012 (PDF)

Programs submitting Self-Study Reports and Progress Reports in 2017 and hosting Site Visits during the 2017-2018 academic year will be assessed using the 2012 standards.

PAB Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF)

Manual amended June 12, 2017

Self-Study Report Manual and Template

Site Visit Manual for Program Administrators (PDF)

A separate version of this manual is available for Site Visit Team members

PAB Guides for Presentation of Public Information/Criterion 7D

Accredited programs are required to make certain performance-related data available to the public. Below are guides prepared to assist with the presentation and content of the required information.

Guide to Recommended Formats for Presentation of Required Data (PDF)
Guide for Student Achievement as Determined by the Program (PDF)


Accreditation Cycle 2017

Accreditation Timeline for Planning Programs Accredited Through December 31, 2017

January 2015 PAB advance notice reminder of accreditation timeline.
January 2016 PAB assigns programs a Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 Site Visit and solicits preferred dates.
January 31, 2016 DEADLINE: All programs submit 2015 Annual Report.
February 2016 PAB confirms specific Site Visit date.
June 15, 2016 DEADLINE: Programs with Fall 2016 Site Visits submit draft Self-Study Report to PAB.
September 15, 2016 DEADLINE: Programs with Spring 2017 Site Visits submit draft Self-Study Report to PAB.
September – November 2016 PAB conducts Fall Site Visits.
January – March 2017 PAB conducts Spring Site Visits.
January 31, 2017 DEADLINE: All programs submit 2016 Annual Report.
May 2017 PAB makes accreditation decisions for
programs with Fall Site Visits.
October 2017 PAB makes accreditation decisions for programs with Spring Site Visits.
January 1, 2018 New accreditation term begins.

Useful Documents

Reporting a Substantive Change

(File Download: 40kB)

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

(File Download: 35kB)

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 2018

Accreditation Cycle 2019

Accreditation Cycle 2020

Accreditation Cycle 2021