Your partner for quality and success
Accreditation is a review to determine if programs/services meet defined international standards of quality in health and human services.
Our consultative peer-review process promotes active, dynamic planning focused on impact and outcomes.
Achieving accreditation shows the public and funders/regulators your commitment to continuously improve services, manage risk, and distinguish your service delivery.
These valuable benefits and unique advantages are the greatest return on your accreditation investment:
Assurance to persons seeking services and funding sources, referral agencies, and the community that a provider has demonstrated conformance to internationally accepted standards
Person-focused standards that emphasize an integrated and individualized approach to services and outcomes
Improved communication with persons served
Evidence to federal, state, provincial, and local governments of commitment to quality of programs and services that receive government funding
Management techniques that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction
Guidance for responsible management and professional growth of personnel
Support from us through consultation, publications, training opportunities, and newsletters
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.
What providers have to say
Hear what providers and surveyors say about the value and benefits of CARF accreditation. Watch below testimonials featuring providers from:
USA and Canada
Chile, Portugal, and Sweden
Impact of accreditation
CARF-accredited providers on average see the following improvements from their first survey to their latest survey:
to quality standards
Learn about the steps to accreditation
Accreditation takes time to prepare for and requires ongoing improvement efforts. We are your partner for quality and success. We will be with you every step of the way.
“Our organization has really gained in performance-improvement and strategic planning processes as a result of CARF accreditation…”
The value of accreditation to our company is the consultative process, resources, and networking that we have been able to get with CARF. Whenever we have questions or problems, CARF is always there to provide us with some feedback or connections.
What we accredit
The programs and services we accredit span multiple fields within health and human services that we call areas of accreditation.
EditU is a resource for community service organizations that serve persons with disabilities to learn computer skills.
We’re here to help!
No matter where you are in your accreditation journey, we are here to answer your questions and provide assistance.