Revisions to “Accreditation Operating Procedures” allows for new statuses
The CoA approved revisions to the “Accreditation Operating Procedures” (AOP) allowing for an accreditation “eligibility” status and a new accredited status of “accredited, on contingency” for internships and postdoctoral residencies. This would provide an alternative developmentally sequenced path to full accreditation for programs choosing not to follow the existing application process toward full accreditation. As required, the revised AOP were forwarded to the APA Board of Educational Affairs (BEA). BEA reviewed the changes and has sent them to the APA Board of Directors for their approval. If approved by the Board of Directors, the revised AOP are expected to become effective early in 2013.