CoA is accepting public comment on the proposed Standards of Accreditation through July 7, 2014.

Public comment

CoA is accepting public comment on the proposed revisions to the Accreditation Operating Procedures (AOP) through Dec. 14, 2014.

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News and Announcements

CoA Update, a quarterly newsletter, provides the latest news from the commission.

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Programs will remain on these lists for (1) calendar year after the effective date of the final decision.

Accreditation Process and Self-study

CoA Policies and Procedures

Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology
Accreditation Operating Procedures of the Commission on Accreditation: Updated January 2013
Implementing Regulations & Policy Statements
Implementing Regulations Section B — CoA Policy Statements: Philosophy, Values, and Responsibilities
For Students
Frequently asked questions:
  • About accreditation
    The purpose of accreditation, kinds of accredited programs, understanding statuses of accreditation, etc.
  • Choosing a program
    The importance of accreditation, how to find and verify accredited programs, how to select a program, etc.

APA Accreditation: Protecting the Public
A brief history of CoA, describing its fundamental values and usual practices.

CoA Response to Student Petition Regarding the Internship Imbalance
Reviewing revisions to IR D.4-7(b) implemented in 2013, outlining additional developments to address concerns related to the internship imbalance.

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