Applying for AccreditationPrint
Existing Users: Continue ASSESSMENT
New or Returning to National Standards: ReGISTER
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NEW: 3-Year Accreditation Period
Organizations that have completed at least 1 online initial accreditation submission are eligible to enter a 3-year accreditation agreement with your second submission. Second time online submissions involve providing a few required documents (most recent 990, new board resolution, etc.) as well as any new or revised documents since last accreditation.
3-year periods cost a total of $3,250. CFs have the option of paying in full at time of submission, or paying in installments with the first payment due upon submission and subsequent payments due upon first and second anniversary of accreditation.
Requesting an Extension
Assessments submitted after accreditation lapse do not qualify for a $250 fee reduction.
If you are unable to submit your assessment prior to expiration of accreditation, you may be eligible for an extension. Please review the criteria listed within the applications to see if you qualify
Create a Password or Reset Password
Access the password reset screen, enter the email address associated with your account, and a reset email will be sent to that email address.
If you do not receive a 'please check your email' notification after clicking 'Submit', check that you used the correct email address.
If you do not immediately receive an email, check your junk-mail folder.
If you are uncertain which email address is linked to your account, inquire through firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessing Sample Documents
Click the "DOCUMENTS" tab on the main user dashboard, and then click the "SHARED" tab to access a list of all available shared documents including policy templates, cover sheets, and assessment resources.
Retrieving Submitted Assessments
Previously submitted applications can be accessed through the ‘Submitted’ icon under the ‘Assessments’ tab on the right side of the application dashboard.
Unable to Load Platform, Unable to See Sample Document List
If while trying to load the assessment platform you see only a blue 'loading' image labeled "preparing application", you may need to clear your browsers' cache. Allow the page up to a minute to load in case of poor connection.
To clear your cache on Google Chrome, hit CTRL+Shift+Delete. Be sure to select "the beginning of time", and the "cached images and files" item.
Applying for Accreditation Renewal
Six months prior to accreditation expiration, you will have access to an accreditation renewal application.
You are not required to signal intent to pursue renewal in order to have an assessment generated.
When applying for accreditation renewal, only upload documents that are new, have been revised, or have been replaced since previous accreditation.
Documents such as the Form 990, an audited financial statement, and a list of supporting organizations will need to be completed annually. Other documents, such as the IRS determination letter may only have to be uploaded once. Please carefully review each section and note whether changes have occurred.