Application of the CACREP 2024 Standards

When will the 2024 Standards become available?
The target date for the release of the 2024 CACREP Standards is July 1, 2023.

When can I submit an application for accreditation or reaffirmation of accreditation under the 2024 Standards?
The CACREP Board determined that applications for initial accreditation or reaffirmation under the 2024 Standards will be accepted beginning July 1, 2024

Should our self-study report (SSR) be completed based on the 2016 or 2024 Standards?
All SSRs submitted on or prior to June 30, 2024, must be based on the 2016 CACREP Standards. All SSRs submitted on or after to July 1, 2024, must be based on the 2024 CACREP Standards.

If I want to submit under the 2024 CACREP Standards, but my self-study report (SSR) is due before July 1, 2024, when will CACREP begin accepting SSRs under those standards, what options do I have?
If you have a SSR due to be submitted between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024, you may submit a request to the CACREP Board for an extension of your current grant of accreditation to allow you to submit your SSR on July 1, 2024, under the 2024 CACREP Standards.

If my self-study report (SSR) is due July 1, 2023, and I am supposed to be in compliance with the 2024 Standards, why have they not been released? We have been trying to go by the draft standards and to work towards them but we feel that we will not have enough time to adjust to the final new standards when submitting in July.
If your SSR is due in July 2023, your SSR should be based on the 2016 CACREP Standards. There is no expectation that you would have to be in compliance with the new standards at the time of the SSR submission, based on the timeline for your reaffirmation of accreditation review. As far as to why the final standards have not yet been released, while the CACREP Board adopted the standards, there is additional work that needs to be completed before they are ready for release. The standards are currently with a copyeditor who is working with the staff to prepare a final version. Once that work is complete, the staff will prepare PDF and web-based versions for release. The time frame for completion of this work is July 1, 2023.

What guidance and training will you offer to help programs respond to the 2024 CACREP Standards?
A 2024 Standards Resource Guide is being developed. CACREP will present on the new standards at the ACES Conference in October 2023. As always, your designated CACREP staff point of contact (POC) is available to answer program-specific questions you might have.