Enhancing people’s lives

CARF® International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

Our services

CARF seals of accreditation


Advancing service excellence through a consultative peer-review survey process that affirms conformance to evolving, international consensus standards.

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ASAM Level of Care certification — CARF is the only entity approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine to certify residential substance use disorder treatment services.


Service providers


Accredited programs and services



13+ million

Persons served annually

Our reach

Countries, states, territories, and provinces on five continents recognize one or more of our areas of accreditation, and many mandate CARF accreditation exclusively.

The value of accreditation goes beyond conformance

Accreditation positively impacts your business and services in many ways. These benefits combined with the strength of our internationally accepted standards and consultative peer-review model, are distinguishing factors that make CARF the accreditor of choice for health and human service providers.

Business improvement

Risk management

Funding/contract access

Positive visibility

Peer networking


Insurance premium savings

eLearning support

Information hub

The following sites and portals are dedicated to assisting accreditation and certification customers, surveyors, and payers/regulators.

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Customer Connect

Secure site for providers seeking accreditation or certification to maintain communications and transmit documents.

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Surveyor Website

Secure website for surveyors to access information and documents needed to perform their role.

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Payer Portal

Secure portal for payers/regulators to confirm accreditation status and access lists of providers and current standards manuals.

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Online store

Purchase standards manuals and other accreditation-related publications or promotional items.

Search for providers

Use our provider search tool to find providers accredited or certified by CARF.

Provider showcase:

CARF culture

The collective commitment to our mission, vision, values, and purposes is one of many reasons CARF is a rewarding place to work. Diversity enriches our mission by bringing together a variety of perspectives, ideas, and experiences that represent the communities we serve.


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Become a surveyor

Part-time, peer surveyors are the cornerstone of our consultative survey process. They are professionals in the field of health and human services with primary employment in CARF-accredited organizations and conduct the survey component of the accreditation or certification process. Learn about the benefits and qualifications to apply.

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Join our staff

CARF staff are professionals in areas such as accreditation operations and education, business and standards development, research and quality improvement, accounting, finance, marketing, communications, human resources, learning and development, and information technology. Learn about our culture of excellence and browse current openings.