To gain or maintain accreditation with ABHES, an institution must comply with the standards, policies, and procedures contained in the Accreditation Manual. Please click the icon below for the current manual.
18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective January 2020
Final Revision Notices:
August 15, 2019 – Effective January 1, 2020
August 17, 2018 – Effective January 1, 2019
September 13, 2018 – Effective January 1, 2019
November 26, 2018 – Radiologic Technology/Radiography Update
May 17, 2019 – Effective Immediately
New Application Submissions
Any new applications should be submitted to ABHES online via DropBox New Applications. All applications must indicate the type of application and the file name must include your ABHES ID#, type of application, and date of submission (ex. I-100_DEModification_32020).
Payment of any fees can now be remitted electronically via bank transfer, or by credit card, where a 2.9% convenience fee is to be applied. Please contact the Accounting Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (571) 282-0076 to obtain your invoice.
Please click below to download the corresponding applications:
Application for Institutional Accreditation
Application for Programmatic Accreditation
Application for Initial Accreditation for a Surgical Technology Program
Application for Accreditation Addendum
Application for Approval to Conduct “Other Business” on School Premises
Application for Change in Academic Measurement
Application for Change in Accreditation Status
Application for Change in Location
Application for Change in Mission
Application for Change in School Name
Application for Change in Legal Status, Ownership or Control Part I
Application for Change in Legal Status, Ownership or Control Part II
Application for Distance Education Delivery
Application for Excluded Continuing Education Courses or Programs
Application for Minor Program Revision
Application for Modification of Distance Education Delivery
Application for New Program Approval
Application for Non-Main Campus Inclusion
Application for Reclassification to a Main Campus
Application for Separate Educational Center
Application for Substantive Program Revision
Application to Offer a Competency-Based Education Program
Please click on the form titles below to download the corresponding forms:
Campus Closure Form
Change in Campus Leadership Form
Elements of a Financial Improvement Plan
Faculty Data Sheet
Financial Delineation Form
Guidelines for Conducting a Market Survey
Meeting Room Materials – Institutional Visit
Meeting Room Materials – Programmatic Visit
Notice of Commissioner Recusal
Notification of Discontinuation of Program and/or Delivery Method
On-Site Student Satisfaction Survey
Ownership Disclosure Form
Preparing Your Response
Program Profile Grid
Request for Good Cause Extension
State Authorization Attestation
Teach Out Plan Approval Form
W-9 Tax Form
Your 2018-2019 ABHES Annual Report will be due no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Keep in mind that while your annual report will be submitted online, your sustaining fees must be submitted separately to the ABHES office. Your sustaining fee is considered part of your annual report and is also due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Any institution whose 2018-2019 ABHES Annual Report is not submitted by the due date will be assessed a $2,500 Annual Report Delinquency Fee.
To access the online platform please click the link below:
The platform is best utilized using Google Chrome.
If you have any questions related to the annual report, please contact the ABHES office directly or email us at email@example.com.
Verification Report Related Documents
Annual Report Related Documents
Navigating the Annual Report Online Platform
2018 – 2019 Annual Report Guidebook
2018 – 2019 Blank Annual Report Worksheet
Credentialing Back-Up Documentation Form
Placement Back-Up Documentation Form
Retention Back-Up Documentation Form
How to Copy a Worksheet in Excel (Back-Up Documentation)
Initial Outcome Report Related Documents
Helpful Video Tutorials for Completing Back-Up Documentation Forms
Getting Started – General information on starting your back-up documentation forms.
Pasting Data – How to paste data from one excel document into the back-up documentation form.
Adding / Deleting Rows – How to add or delete rows in your back-up documentation form.
Data Entry – Retention – How to enter data into your retention back-up documentation form.
Data Entry – Placement – How to enter data into you placement back-up documentation form.
Data Entry – Credentialing – How to enter data into your credentialing back-up documentation form.
Corrections – Retention – How to make corrections or updates to your retention back-up documentation form.
Corrections – Placement – How to make corrections or updates to you placement back-up documentation form.
Corrections – Credentialing – How to make corrections or updates to your credentialing back-up documentation form.
Outcome Related Articles
SELF-EVALUATION REPORT (SER)
A Self-Evaluation Report is a core component of the accreditation process. In preparing a Self-Evaluation Report, an applicant institution involves broad participation from all appropriate constituencies. This participation includes the chief executive officer, site administrator, program or education director(s), instructors, students, graduates, employers, consultants or advisors and other appropriate constituents in the local community, including advisory board members.
A Self-Evaluation Report is confidential, restricted primarily to Commissioners, staff members, and evaluators.
The Self-Evaluation Report (narrative and exhibits) must be accurate, thorough, fully documented, and submitted in English. Once the Self-Evaluation Report is submitted no changes are permitted. After submission of the final Self-Evaluation Report, and prior to the evaluation visit, changes must be reported on the Updated Information Form.
Please click the below links for the most current version of the Self-Evaluation Report (SER) and SER Instructions.