PHASE 2:VERIFICATION During this phase, Praesidium Accreditation Reviewers will complete a site visit, verify the implementation of its Accreditation Standards, and provide the organization with its findings. The organization will continue to work through corrective action. This phase includes the following steps:
Site Visit: Praesidium Accreditation Reviewers complete site visit(s) to conduct interviews, review records, conduct architectural inspections, and conduct program observations to evaluate and verify the implementation of the Praesidium Standards.
Praesidium Report: Praesidium delivers a report to highlight any Standards that are not fully implemented and the steps an organization needs to take for corrective action.
Corrective Action: In this step, an organization will engage in corrective action to meet Standards identified as not fully implemented.
PHASE 3:ACCREDITATION Once an organization has fully implemented Praesidium Standards, it will be accredited. During its accreditation period, an organization is expected to maintain implementation of the Praesidium Standards. This phase includes the following steps:
Accreditation: Once an organization has completed corrective action, the Accreditation Committee will make a final Accreditation decision.
Maintaining Accreditation: Once an organization has been Accredited, they are expected to maintain implementation of the Praesidium Standards and complete an Annual Assessment each year.
ONGOING: Accreditation and Maintaining Accreditation
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