ACCET offers Accreditation Workshops several times a year in order to educate initial applicants and our membership on the Standards of Accreditation and the Accreditation Process, from the Application to the On Site Visit to the Commission Decision. Effective in 2017, attendance at a two-day Accreditation Workshop is mandatory for all institutions prior to submitting an ASER, except for strictly avocational/professional development institutions seeking reaccreditation that may attend a one-day accreditation workshop. ACCET reserves the right to add, cancel or otherwise alter the scheduling of workshops when necessary; every reasonable attempt will be made to timely notify registrants and potential applicants to accommodate their rescheduling needs.
Except for the workshop session held at the site of the Annual Convention, workshops are usually conducted at the ACCET office (unless alternate space is arranged). The ACCET office is located in northwest Washington, DC, in a turn-of-the-century townhouse. **Please be advised that the training room is located on an upper (3rd) floor of the building, which has no elevator. If you have special needs, dietary or otherwise, please notify ACCET at the time you submit your registration form. Every reasonable attempt will be made to accommodate those needs.**
Initial applicants must have an approved inquiry questionnaire prior to registering for a workshop.
Cancellation Policy: In the event that a registrant finds it necessary to cancel his/her registration, a refund, minus a $100 processing fee, will be issued for notification received at least ten (10) working days prior to the specified workshop start date. No refunds are provided after that date; however, the registration fee, minus $100, will be applied toward registration at the next scheduled workshop.
Hotel Arrangements: Participants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. The following hotels are within a short walking distance of the ACCET office. There are no room rate guarantees; however, the hotels are familiar with ACCET and have offered assurances of a favorable competitive rate. A web search of the major travel-related browsers (Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, etc) should provide additional options to consider.
*For additional hotel recommendations close to DC area metro stations, visit Hotels Near DC Metro.
The ACCET office is located at:
Washington, DC 20036
Hotel information for the workshop held in conjunction with the Annual Conference can be found on our Conference page.
Schedule: All workshops begin promptly at 8:00am and typically end by 5:00pm.
Approximately one week prior to the workshop, registrants will be provided with access to the agenda and slide deck. Following the the workshop, registrants have access to all learning objects used for the interactive exercises, which can be utilized for in-service training back home.
What to Bring: Enthusiasm and laptop or mobile device. We will keep you busy!
|Vocational Institutions Only – Two Day||August 29-30, 2016||ACCET Office, Washington, DC||Register|
|Avocational Reaccred – One Day||October 29, 2016||Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Santa Pueblo, NM||Register|
|All Initials and Vocational Reaccred – Two Day||October 29-30, 2016||Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Santa Pueblo, NM||Register|
|Accreditation Workshop||March 6 – 7, 2017||Washington, DC|
|Accreditation Workshop||July 10 – 11, 2017||West Coast (TBD)|
|Accreditation Workshop||End of October 2017 Dates TBD||Annual Conference|
|Accreditation Workshop||March 5 – 6, 2018||Washington, DC|
|Accreditation Workshop||July 9 – 10, 2018||Washington, DC|
|Accreditation Workshop||End of October 2018 Dates TBD||Annual Conference|
*Dates subject to change. All Initial Applicants and institutions seeking reaccreditation are required to attend a two day workshop, including those offering only IEP programs (effective 2017). Strictly avocational/professional development institutions (excluding IEPs) seeking reaccreditation may attend a one day workshop.