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NECPA Accreditation Process
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Please click on the items below to learn more about the NECPA Accreditation Process. Please call our team at 855-706-3272 or email us at necpa@necpa.net with any questions.



Enrollment

Download Enrollment Form

Purpose

The purpose of this form is to notify the NECPA Commission that you wish to enroll your program in the self-study process for the purpose of earning NECPA Accreditation. If your program has previously been accredited, please use the NECPA Re-Enrollment Application.

Processing Time Frame

Your program will receive the NECPA Enrollment Packet within 7-10 business days from date of enrollment.

Fees

Click here to review Enrollment Fees.



Download Re-Enrollment Form

Purpose

The purpose of this form is to notify the NECPA Commission that you wish to re-enroll your program in the self-study process for the purpose of renewing your NECPA Accreditation.

Processing Time Frame

Your program will receive the NECPA Enrollment Packet within 7-10 business days from date of re-enrollment. Accredited programs should re-enroll one year prior to their accreditation expiration date to allow sufficient time for the renewal process.

Fees

Click here to review Re-Enrollment Fees.



Verification Visit

Download Verification Visit Request Form

Purpose

The purpose of this form is to notify the NECPA Commission that your program has completed the self-study portion of the accreditation process and that you are ready to begin scheduling your verification visit.

Processing Time Frame

Your program's visit will occur within 120 days of the receipt of your verification visit request form.

Fees

Click here to review Verification Visit Fees.



Download Verification Visit On Hold Form

Purpose

The purpose of this form is to notify the NECPA Commission that your program is requesting to place the scheduling of your verification visit on hold.

Processing Time Frame

  • When your program’s verification status is placed on hold, the NECPA Office will cease the scheduling of your verification visit until notification has been made by the program.
  • To request that your program’s verification visit status be removed from on hold status, please submit the NECPA Verification Visit Off Hold Status Request Form.
  • Your program's visit will occur within 120 days of the receipt of your Verification Visit Off Hold Request.
  • Fees

    Any changes to NECPA standards and fees will be applicable to the program at the time of re-activation of the verification visit scheduling.



    Download Verification Visit Off Hold Form

    Purpose

    The purpose of this form is to notify the NECPA Commission that your program is requesting to place the scheduling of your verification visit off hold.

    Processing Time Frame

    Your program's visit will occur within 120 days of the receipt of your Verification Visit Off Hold Request.

    Fees

    Any changes to NECPA standards and fees will be applicable to the program at the time of re-activation of the verification visit scheduling.



    Download Verification Cancellation and Visit Reschedule Form

    Purpose

    Use this form to cancel and reschedule a confirmed verification visit at least 30 days prior to the scheduled visit date.

    Processing Time Frame

    Your program will receive a verification visit within 120 days of the receipt of the Verification Cancellation and Visit Reschedule form.

    Fees

    Click here to review Verification Cancellation Fees.



    Download Verification Cancellation and Visit Reschedule Form

    Purpose

    Use this form to cancel and reschedule a confirmed verification visit less than 30 days prior to the scheduled visit date.

    Processing Time Frame

    Your program will receive their verification visit within 120 days of the receipt of the Verification Cancellation and Visit Reschedule Form.

    Fees

    Click here to review Verification Cancellation Fees.



    Download the Expedited Verification Visit Request Form

    Purpose

    The purpose of this form is to expedite the verification visit scheduling process. By submitting this form you are notifying the NECPA Commission that your program has completed the self-study portion of the NECPA accreditation process and that you are ready to begin scheduling your verification visit.

    Processing Time Frame

    Your program’s visit will occur within 60 days of the receipt of your Verification Visit Request Form.

    Fees

    Click here to review Expedited Fees.



    Accreditation Results

    Purpose

    No form is necessary to receive your Accreditation Results. Results are issued once your verification visit is complete.

    Processing Time Frame

    Your program’s results will be issued within 60 days of your visit date.



    Download the Expedited National Accreditation Council (NAC) Results Form

    Purpose

    The purpose of this form is to notify the NECPA Commission that you are requesting an expedited NAC Result.

    Processing Time Frame

    Your program’s results will be issued within 2 weeks from the date your visit materials arrive at the NECPA Office.

    Fees

    Click here to review Expedited Fees.



    Purpose

    No form is necessary to receive your NAC Pending Result.

    Processing Time Frame

  • Your program must submit the required pending documentation within 90 days of your pending result date.
  • Your program will receive the result of your pending documentation review within 30 days from the date your documentation is submitted.


  • Download Deferral Fee Authorization Form

    Purpose

    If your program has been issued a Deferred with Items Letter please submit this form along with requested documentation to the NECPA Commission.

    Processing Time Frame

  • Your program must submit the Deferral Authorization form and documentation within 90 days of deferral date.
  • Your program’s results will be issued within 30 days from the date your documentation is submitted.
  • Fees

    Click here to review Deferral Fees.



    Download Deferral Verification Visit Request Form

    Purpose

    The purpose of this form is to notify the NECPA Commission that your program has reviewed the deferred items, made necessary changes, and is ready to begin scheduling your deferral verification visit.

    Processing Time Frame

  • Your program must submit the Deferral Verification Visit Request form and fee within 6 months from the date on your result letter.
  • Your deferral verification visit will be scheduled within 120 days of your request.
  • Your program’s results will be issued within 60 days of your visit date.
  • Fees

    Click here to review Deferral Fees.



    Accreditation Award Maintenance and Reporting

    Download Annual Renewal Report

    Purpose

    The purpose of this form is to update the NECPA Commission of any changes, updates and staff training for the first year accreditation year in order to maintain NECPA Accreditation.

    Processing Time Frame

    Reports are due within 30 days of your program’s first anniversary date. Reports are reviewed within 6 weeks from the date of receipt.

    Fees

    Click here to review Annual Report Fees.



    Download Annual Renewal Report

    Purpose

    The purpose of this form is to update the NECPA Commission of any changes, updates and staff training for the second accreditation year in order to maintain NECPA Accreditation. Program's are encouraged to submit their Re-Enrollment Application for Accreditation Renewal at this time.

    Processing Time Frame

    Reports are due within 30 days of your program’s second anniversary date. Reports are reviewed within 6 weeks from the date of receipt.

    Fees

    Click here to review Annual Report Fees.



    Download Self Report

    Purpose

    The purpose of the NECPA self-report policy is to communicate to the NECPA Commission any licensing violations and/or major changes which may affect the Accreditation status of a program or its ability to comply with NECPA standards. An accredited program retains a duty to declare certain information within designated timeframes and prior to annual reporting. Failure to submit timely and accurate notification on the NECPA Program Self Report Form may result in immediate revocation of accreditation status.

    Processing Time Frame

  • Programs shall report any notice of suspension, probation, provisional, or revocation in licensing status, or a change in license number within 72 hours of its occurrence.
  • Programs shall report any of the following within 30 days of occurrence: Change in Program Contact Information; Change in Director and/or Administrator; Change in Program Name; Modification and/or Expansion of Current Building(s) or Grounds; Significant Damage to the Building or Outdoor Areas; Addition or Reduction of an Age Group; Change in Hours of Operation; Legal Action and/or Criminal Activity; or Non-Compliance with NECPA Standard(s).
  • Fees

    There is no associated fee with the Self Report.



    Additional Miscellaneous Forms and Processes

    Download Change in Ownership Form

    Purpose

    NECPA Accredited programs that undergo a change of ownership must alert the NECPA office to receive a 6 month change of ownership extension. The 6 month extension begins on the date of program ownership change.

    Processing Time Frame

  • Your program will receive your Enrollment Packet within 7-10 Business Days.
  • Your verification visit will be scheduled within 120 days of the request date.
  • Your program’s results will be issued within 60 days of your visit date.
  • Fees

    Click here to review Change of Ownership Fees.



    Download Change of Program Location Form

    Purpose

    NECPA Accredited programs that undergo a change of location must alert the NECPA office to receive a 6 month change of location extension. The 6 month extension begins on the date of program change in location.

    Processing Time Frame

  • Your program will receive your Enrollment Packet within 7-10 Business Days.
  • Your verification visit will be scheduled within 120 days of the request date.
  • Your program’s results will be issued within 60 days of your visit date.
  • Fees

    Click here to review Change of Program Location Fees.

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