Workshops

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. 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:

1722 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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  • Beacon Hotel
    1615 Rhode Island Avenue, NW,
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone 202-296-2100

 

  • Topaz Hotel
    1733 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone 202-393-3000
  • 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.

July Workshop (Las Vegas, NV): 

To book a hotel room, please contact Annie Clarke at the Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley at 702-434-2700 Ext. 602. Please reserve your reservation under the “ACCET” room block at least 30 days prior to the workshop to secure the $119/night rate.  

Transportation to the airport from the hotel can be arranged by calling the hotel at 702-434-2700. We are currently working on transportation arrangements to and from the meeting.

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
Mini-Workshop for Vocational Schools
(SAP/Attendance/Refunds/C&P)
March 30, 2017 Washington, DC  Register
Refund Policy Workshop April 27, 2017 Online  Register
Completion & Placement Workshop April 28, 2017 Online  Register
Accreditation Workshop (One Day)* July 10, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

 Register
Accreditation Workshop (Two Day)* July 10 – 11, 2017 Las Vegas, NV  Register
Refund Policy Workshop Aug 24, 2017 Online  Register
Completion & Placement Workshop Aug 25, 2017 Online  Register
Accreditation Workshop (One Day)* Nov 4, 2017 San Antonio, TX  Register
Accreditation Workshop (Two Day)* Nov 4-5, 2017 San Antonio, TX  Register
Refund Policy Workshop Dec 18, 2017 Online  
Completion & Placement Workshop Dec 19, 2017 Online  Register
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.