COA Accreditation: Resources
Here are a few resources to help you along the road to accreditation.
Compare COA’s Private accreditation process to CARF and the Joint Commission.
Get a quick overview of everything COA.
Get a quick overview of one of the most frequently asked about parts of our standards: Performance and Quality Improvement.
Learn how to implement Performance and Quality Improvement with this in-depth tool.
Get an overview of the eligibility criteria for all of our accreditation programs.
Need to know when to apply for accreditation to meet a certain deadline? This is the tool for you.
Find recommended self-paced trainings and tools to assist you and your organization in learning the fundamentals of the accreditation process, COA standards, and how to use the MyCOA Portal.
Get an overview of the updates surrounding the 2020 Edition Standards.
Learn about recent updates that will impact the Maintenance of Accreditation (MOA) process for private and Canadian organizations and equip all those who are COA-accredited with powerful data to understand their performance in the context of their peers.
Note: These tools are helpful whether you work at an agency, are a legislator, or represent another group interested in or considering accreditation as a part of legislation, regulation, or judicial proceeding.
A handy form that provides an overview of COA public agency accreditation.
COA Accreditation for Mandated Public Agency Programs
Learn how COA works with agencies under government mandates.
The FOCI Self-Assessment for Out-of-School Time
Helps out-of-school time (OST) programs reflect on the fundamentals that support accreditation readiness and are prerequisites for continuous quality improvement work.
The FOCI Self-Assessment for Early Childhood Education
Helps early childhood education (ECE) programs reflect on the fundamentals that support accreditation readiness and are prerequisites for continuous quality improvement work.
Whitepaper: Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Blueprint for CQI in ECE and OST Programs
Learn about your options for creating an infrastructure that supports continuous quality improvement.