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Maintaining Accreditation

 

​Maintaining your accreditation and complying with the standards each year is just as important as the initial accreditation process.

Most accreditations are valid for up to five years and you need to apply for reaccreditation six months prior to the expiration date. You will receive reminder notices from us eight months prior to your submission deadline.

The reaccreditation process involves submitting your renewal application, along with the appropriate fees, and undergoing a new onsite survey to ensure that your facility is still in compliance with the standards. We also reserve the right to visit any ABC accredited facility at any time to conduct a Quality Control Survey; we do not charge for Quality Control Surveys. 

 Promoting

​ABC recognizes that your facility has demonstrated commitment to your customers and the profession through your accreditation and we encourage you to promote this achievement to your community, your referral sources and your customers.

We are excited to provide you with several resources to assist in your marketing efforts. 

ABC Logos
​We encourage you to add the ABC logo to you business cards, letterhead, invoices and marketing materials as validation that you have the achieved the highest standards in the profession. 

Click here to download logos.

 Updating Facility Info

Personnel Changes
If you have personnel changes, please let us know as soon as they occur. Submit your detailed letter via mail or fax to:

 

ABC 
Attn: Facility Accreditation Dept.
330 John Carlyle St, Ste 210
Alexandria, VA  22314

Fax: (703) 842-8027

Change of Business Structure or Ownership
If you are changing your business structure but the ownership is not changing, you must submit a detailed letter along with legal documentation of your change. 

However, if you are changing ownership, we require that you submit a new application with a detailed cover letter and the appropriate fees. On your application, please make sure to mark Ownership Change.

Please mail or fax to:

 

 

ABC 
Attn: Facility Accreditation Dept.
330 John Carlyle St, Ste 210
Alexandria, VA  22314

​Fax: (703) 842-8027

Location Move​
If you plan on moving your facility during the accreditation process and you have already submitted your application, we recommend placing your application on hold.

If you are moving your currently accredited facility, your new location will have to be re-surveyed. Please submit a renewal application with a detailed cover letter regarding the changes along with the appropriate fees. Make sure to mark Location Move on your application. 

Note - Accreditation is non-transferrable to a new location.

 

Please mail or fax to:

 

 

ABC 
Attn: Facility Accreditation Dept.
330 John Carlyle St, Ste 210
Alexandria, VA  22314

​Fax: ​(703) 842-8027​