ABHES PROGRAM SPECIALIST AND ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM LEADER EVALUATOR TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
The importance of the commitment you have made to serve ABHES as a volunteer evaluator, whether in the capacity of Program Specialist or Administrative Team Leader, cannot be understated. As a peer reviewer, you are an essential part of the accreditation process. You are the eyes and ears of the ABHES Commission. You represent ABHES; and, what you say and do, and your abilities as an evaluator, are reflective of ABHES. ABHES is committed to ensuring that each evaluator has the necessary background and experience, and thorough training, to perform this important function.
Administrative Team Leaders –
•At least two years of related education management experience
•Knowledge of and ability to review: student refunds, clock/credit hour conversion and allocation, satisfactory academic progress, and general compliance with federal regulations required to be evaluated by accrediting agencies; and,
•Suggested previous service on site visits with ABHES or other recognized accrediting agencies
Program Specialists –
•At least two years of related experience in the specialty area;
•Appropriate educational background;
•Credentialing in the field, as applicable;
•Evidence of teaching or development of curriculum, or service as a practitioner; and,
•Evidence of currency in the field through active participation in the profession
Distance Education Specialists and Baccalaureate Reviewers –
ABHES requires evaluators of distance education and evaluators of baccalaureate degree programs to complete specialized training in addition to the education, experience and evaluator training required of all ABHES evaluators. ABHES periodically offers specialized workshops regarding distance education and baccalaureate standards and assessment.
Baccalaureate Degree Reviewers -
•Minimum of a master’s or earned doctorate degree from a program accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
•Five years of instructional experience; student evaluation; academic advising; educational methods; or supervision of academic personnel, specific to the bachelor’s degree level, at a post-secondary institution.
•Experience in the review, evaluation, and assessment of postsecondary programs, including curriculum; educational resources (electronic and hard copy); faculty administration and oversight; student services; and all aspects of the educational program(s) specific to the bachelor’s degree level.
•Aptitude and skill-set commensurate with the bachelor’s degree credential level.
Associate Degree Reviewers -
•Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a program accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Surgical Technology Program Specialists –
Training for Surgical Technology also includes additional review of the Surgical Technology standards.
For all evaluators with a specialty in Surgical Technology, please click on the link Surgical Technology Evaluator Training once you have completed the above general evaluator training:
(New evaluators and individuals who have not participated on a visit in two years)
1. Participation in an on-ground Program Specialist* or Administrative Team Leader* Training Workshop (offered two – three times per year.) Workshops are complementary for qualified participants; however, travel expenses are not reimbursed. Register at https://www.abhes.org/workshop_registration.
2. Participation in online training -- Webinars* offered periodically as needed; advanced review of training materials and submission of writing exercises required. To register for online training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Click here for scheduled on-ground and online training sessions.
If you are interested in serving as an on-site evaluator for ABHES, please review the information under the Becoming an ABHES Evaluator tab, which provides links to the Program Specialist and Administrative Team Leader Packets.
Thank you for your willingness to share your expertise and contribute to the accreditation process.