How to apply for IACS Accreditation

The first step is to request the Application Packet. Each packet includes:

  • Application Submission Checklist and Directions 
  • IACS Application for Accreditation
  • Abbreviated Personnel Vita Form
  • Current Staff Report Form
  • IACS Fee Schedule
  • IACS Accreditation Standards

What happens after submitting the application

When we receive your completed application packet, staff checks to make sure that all the required documentation is included. We’ll let you know if additional information is needed. Once the application is found to be in order, the Board of Accreditation review process begins.

The completed packet is sent to two members of the IACS Board of Accreditation for a First Board Review. The evaluators fill out a checklist that is based on the Standards. They send their reviews to the Executive Director who determines if your center is ready for the next phase of the accreditation process—an on-site review. If your center is not approved for the next phase, you will be notified why and what is needed to reach that phase.

“The IACS site visit did help reinforce the strengths of the center and what we needed to continue working on in the future - including strategies for gaining higher administrative support.”

—Mark J. Forest, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs - Health and Wellness
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
The College of New Jersey