Begin the Process
Begin the Accreditation Process
PATH Intl. Centers become eligible to apply for accreditation when they have been a member in good standing for at least one full year. Applications are accepted year round and may be found in the Accreditation and Reaccreditation Booklet.
Step One - Training
A designated Center Representative (chosen by your center and must be a PATH Intl. individual member) will need to complete the CAT Course or the Standards Course. This course is mandatory to apply for accreditation and is designed to review the PATH Intl. standards to ensure that all centers applying for accreditation fully understand those standards and are secure in the knowledge that their center is in compliance with them. The CAT Course is in the PATH Intl. online store for $10, and the Standards Course is currently offered in-person only at regional and international conferences.
Step Two - Applying
Submit your application for accreditation to the PATH Intl. office upon completion of the CAT course or Standards Course. A complete application must be submitted with all supporting documentation, a $150 application fee, a list of PATH Intl. certified instructors and directions to the center. To obtain an accreditation application click here to download the Accreditation and Reaccreditation Booklet.
Step Three - The Visit
The center will be informed when the site visitors have been selected. The assigned Lead Visitor will contact the center directly to set up a mutually agreeable date for the site visit to take place. The site visit takes place and all score forms are forwarded to the PATH Intl. office.
Step Four - Notification
The PATH Intl. Accreditation Subcommittee reviews the site visit score and file. Official results are sent to the applicant center from the PATH Intl. office. Results are generally sent out at the end of each month following review by the Accreditation Subcommittee.