A Visual History of COA

July 18, 2017

This year COA turns 40. To honor the occasion, here’s a timeline of key milestones that have helped define COA and its role in the human services field. 

Infographic by Emily Brush; Visual History of COA PDF
Infographic by Emily Brush.


About COA

Founded in 1977, the Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit organization that accredits human and social service providers. Our mission is to partner with human and social service organizations to strengthen their ability to improve the lives of the people they serve.