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EAGLE Recognized now as an Approved Accreditor for QRTPs Under the Family First Prevention Services Act

On May 15, it was announced that EAGLE Accreditation Program is recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services as an approved accreditor for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) under the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). As we have discussed here, FFPSA, which passed in February 2018, allows federal funds to be spent […]

Meet Our Newest Team Member!

Please help us give a warm welcome to our newest team member, Dave Branding, PhD! With more than 40 years of administrative, executive leadership and board governance experience in a variety of health and human service organizations, integrated delivery systems and health plans, Dave has served as a provider, purchaser and funder. He specializes in […]

Accreditation Guru’s Family First Prevention Services Act Resource Page is now live!

This informational package provides resources and tips related to FFPSA and the requirements regarding Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP), the new category of service provider delivering out-of-home care to kids in the child welfare system. Here you will find articles and fact-sheets, information on each of the three accrediting bodies approved under FFPSA (CARF, COA […]

Accreditation Guru Team retreat 2018

2018 Accreditation Guru Retreat

Team AG gathered from across the country to meet in Colorado Springs for our 2018 Annual Retreat, which was a resounding success! We had a jam-packed 2.5 day agenda with training, brainstorming, updates on FFPSA and more. Of course, there was plenty of team building and fun, too – even some snowballs! 🙂 To see […]

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Accreditation: Are you ready?

When embarking on the road to accreditation it is important for organizations to have a base level understanding of their level of preparedness. Those who do are more likely achieve accreditation with focus and efficiency.

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NICWA Conference

National Indian Child Welfare AssociationAccreditation Offers Critical Framework

Date: Tuesday, April 13 at 1030 a.m.

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"Virtual" Coffee with Cher

Mark your calendars and join us for Coffee with Cher with our special guest Jennifer Flowers, Founder and CEO of @AccreditGuru on Thursday, March 25th at 2pm. Learn more about what she does for organizations and how she became the queen of accreditation. #CoffeewithCher


March Newsletter out now.

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What's New in the Prevention Services Clearinghouse

February 12, 2021

New ratings are now available on the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse for the following programs and services:

For more information, visit Find a Program or Service.


February Newsletter out now.

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Changes to Joint Commission Standards

February 9. 2021 Posting
Preparing for a 2021 Joint Commission initial or triennial survey? Accreditation Guru’s consultants can assist you in compliance for applicable standards including changes to Joint Commission standards effective July 1, 2021 (  For behavioral health care and human services accreditation, new, revised and deleted changes are found in the Accreditation Participation Requirements (APR), Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety (LC) chapters.



Jan. 21, 2021

Join Founder and CEO of Accreditation Guru, Jennifer Flowers at the Driving Diversity and Inclusion Conference.  Friday, Feb. 5.  An important and timely event featuring key note speaker, Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign.  Jennifer Flowers will be participating in the Applying Diversity Best Practices for Small and Mid-Size Companies panel.  More info or to register

Accreditation Guru is proud to announce the newest addition to our dynamic team! Peggy Lavin, LCSW, joins our team as Director of Behavioral Health Marketing.

With more than 45 years of administrative, business development and clinical experience in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit behavioral health and human service organizations, including serving as Associate Director of The Joint Commission, Peggy is a strong addition to Team AG.

Please help us give a warm welcome to Peggy!

To read more on Peggy's experience in the behavioral health field, click here.