Who Can Apply to Become NAFCC Accredited?

  • Current NAFCC Accredited providers that have completed their annual updates are eligible to apply to become re-accredited

Download an Accreditation Application

  • This is my 1st time applying for accreditation

    • Submit complete the application

    • Submit the documentation listed on page 1 of the application

    • Submit all applicable fees

    • Keep your original copies. NAFCC digitizes your documents and will not be able to return your originals.

  • I am applying for re-accreditation

    • Submit complete the application

    • Submit only the documentation that needs to be updated. Refer to the documentation checklist you received with your 2nd Annual Update

    • Keep your original copies. NAFCC digitizes your documents and will not be able to return your originals.

Important Files

Tips for Maintaing Your Accreditation

MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Keep track of your expiration dates and deadlines. NAFCC attempts to send courtesy reminders via email and mail. However, we cannot guarantee receipt of these reminders.

PLAN AHEAD. Eligibility documentation may take time to acquire, especially background checks. Allow yourself plenty of time to complete items so you can submit your annual updates and re-accreditaiton application on time.

FOLLOW THE TIMELINE. Accreditation takes time. Allow plenty of time for the process to happen if you want to avoid a lapse in your accreditaiton status. Accreditation expiration dates cannot be extended. Allow about 6 months "as a good rule of thumb" or try to apply around the same month as the last time you went through.

RE-EVALUATE. Go over the Quality Standards for Accreditation at least before each observation visit. This is why your Benchmarks to Quality workbook is such a valuable tool to use throughout your career as an accredited provider.