Accreditation Workshops

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. During COVID-19, three-day virtual workshops will be held in place of two-day in-person workshops. 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 University of California Washington Center, located at 1608 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036.

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 UCDC and 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.

  • Beacon Hotel
    1615 Rhode Island Avenue, NW,
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone 202-296-2100


  • Kimpton Rouge Hotel
    1315 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone 202-232-8000
  • Dupont Circle Hotel
    1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC, 20036
    Phone 202-483-6000


  • Courtyard by Marriott Washington DC Northwest
    1900 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20009
    Phone 202-332-9300

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! 

Workshop Type Date Location Register

Accreditation Workshop (Three Day)*


Member Institutions:

First Attendee: $475

Second Attendee: $427.50

Third and Additional Attendees: $237.50

Non-Member Institutions:

First Attendee: $675

Second Attendee: $607.50

Third and Additional Attendees: $337.50

July 9, 2021 (11:00 am – 2:00 pm EASTERN TIME) – Initials Only

July 12-14, 2021 (11:00 am – 3:15 pm EASTERN TIME) – All Registrants

This workshop will be held virtually! Register

Accreditation Workshop (Two-Day)

November 1-2 (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) – All registrants

Green Valley Ranch Resort
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052

Dates subject to change.

*All Initial Applicants and institutions seeking reaccreditation are required to attend a two day workshop, including those offering only ESOL programs (effective 2017).  Strictly avocational/professional development institutions (excluding ESOL) seeking reaccreditation may attend a one day workshop.  If your institution qualifies for the one day workshop, please contact Kaitlyn Gough for the registration link.