“I thought that I could handle the COA process without the help of an outside consultant, but I was so wrong! We engaged Accreditation Guru to review documents, make suggestions and recommendations and clarified many of accreditation-related issues. They are organized, extremely knowledgeable about the entire process, and provides concrete and understandable recommendations. We were able to save hours and hours of stress for the agency and the staff! AG is the best!”
“Even though I had been through accreditation as a clinician for a couple different certification bodies, it was a daunting task when I decided to get JCAHO certified for Oregon Trail Recovery LLC. I talked to a couple different consultants and decided on Accreditation Guru because their price was reasonable and their work-ethic seemed unmatched. Hiring Accreditation Guru was the smartest thing I did in preparing for JCAHO!”
“United Methodist Children’s Home contracted with Accreditation Guru to assist us in becoming accredited for the first time. Among other things, they organized the work, assisted staff as they completed narratives, trained staff, helped with Performance Quality and Improvement and organized documents for the site visit. Our self-study required no changes and our site visit went so well that our accreditation was expedited.. I would highly recommend Accreditation Guru to any agency that is going through accreditation!.”
“CCCS-PR contracted with Accreditation Guru, Inc. to guide our efforts for becoming expeditiously accredited in a thoughtful, professional manner. They became a key part of the accreditation team comprised of staff and Board members and was instrumental in helping us to achieve our goals. AG not only provided leadership and support throughout the process, but became a member of our team and a part of the CCCS-PR family.”
“The guidance and expertise Bill Wilson Center received from Accreditation Guru was exceptional! I could call any time of the day (or night!) or send an email and their response was quick and informative. The entire process was explained and thoroughly reviewed so that my team’s work was less stressful, more structured, and very productive.”
“Accreditation Guru led our organization through the process of developing a strategic plan and organizing a retreat for the Board of Directors to review and adopt the plan. During the planning process there was an unanticipated change in executive leadership of our agency, and in spite of that, they skillfully managed the development of the strategic plan with input from all levels of the organization, staff, management, board and subcontracting agencies. The resulting strategic plan was outstanding and received the unanimous approval of the Board of Directors.”
“Our agency requested assistance from Accreditation Guru with a final desk check of our COA self-study. They were immediately available to us and provided very thorough feedback based on their considerable knowledge and understanding of COA standards. As a result of the final review, our study was enhanced and required no changes. They were very professional through this process. We would highly recommend Accreditation Guru to any agency working towards reaccreditation or initial accreditation.”
Becoming accredited gives organizations professional recognition for achieving the highest standards in superior service delivery and provides clients and other key stakeholders an appropriate instrument for evaluating service providers. Organizations that earn accreditation have reached beyond minimum licensing standards and made a long-term commitment to quality management, program consistency, outcome measurements, and continuous service improvement.
Accreditation Guru’s objective is to efficiently guide your organization through the (re)accreditation process via a systematic, customized, strategic approach that is designed to significantly lessen stress on your staff members and stakeholders throughout the accreditation process. Our foremost goal is to assist your agency to earn accreditation in an expedited and efficient manner.
Since our inception in 2009, Accreditation Guru has earned a 100 percent success rate for guiding organizations through the (re)accreditation process by offering the following services, among others:
- Onsite assessment and gap analysis
- Standards-compliant policies, procedures, and plans
- Quality improvement program design and training
- Risk management practices
- Mock surveys and survey preparation for staff
- Project management
- Post-site-visit reports
- Annual accreditation maintenance plans
If your organization is seeking (or considering) accreditation, we invite you to take our free online Accreditation Readiness Self-Assessment.
Our team has professional experience working with the following accreditation organizations, in addition to numerous other international, national, and state accrediting bodies: COA - Council on Accreditation CARF The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) Hague - Intercountry Adoption Accreditation IACET - International Association for Continuing Education and Training