Accreditation Process & Timelines
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The Accreditation Process is initiated by the Organization when it submits a completed Application for Accreditation and non-refundable application fee.
Upon receipt of the completed application form and fee, the Council on Financial Education Accreditation (“CFEA”) will provide the Organization with:
- A Self Assessment Packet and
- Accreditation Agreement.
Once these documents are completed and accepted, CFEA will schedule a site visit. The completed Application for Accreditation, including the Application, Self Assessment and Accreditation Report (with Organization comments, if any,) will then be submitted to the Accreditation Review Committee for action.
Upon review of the completed Application for Accreditation, the Review Committee may approve the Application, require further action or deny the Application for specific cause. Once approved, Accreditation is valid for four years from the date of Accreditation. An annual report must be submitted along with the Annual Report Fee within 30 days of each Anniversary Accreditation Date unless an Application for Re-Accreditation is pending.