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.
Final Revision Notices:
Online Application Submissions
The following program applications can now be completed and paid for online through the Membership Portal.
Application for Change in School Name(now located in the membership portal)
Application for Change in Academic Measurement(now located in the membership portal)
Application for Change in Mission(now located in the membership portal)
Application for Excluded Continuing Education Courses(now located in the membership portal)
Application for Initial Distance Education Delivery (now located in the membership portal)
Application for Modification of Distance Education Delivery (now located in the membership portal)
Application for New Program Approval (now located in the membership portal)
Application for Program Revision (now located in the membership portal)
Dropbox Application Submissions
The applications below should be submitted to ABHES online via DropBox 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_NonMainInclusion_32020).
Payment of any fees can now be remitted electronically via bank transfer. Please contact the Accounting Department at email@example.com to obtain your invoice. A spreadsheet to calculate application fees is now available for immediate download and use. This spreadsheet is not a requirement, but it will help schools facilitate accurate calculations of fees prior to contacting ABHES for an invoice.
Please click below to download the corresponding applications:
Application for Institutional Accreditation-Initial
Application for Institutional Accreditation-Renewal
Application for Programmatic Accreditation – Initial
Application for Programmatic Accreditation – Renewal
Application for Initial Accreditation for a Surgical Technology Program
Application for Accreditation Addendum – Non-Main Campus
Application for Accreditation Addendum – Separate Educational Center
Application for Change in Accreditation Status
Application for Change in Location
Application for Change in Legal Status, Ownership or Control Part I
Application for Change in Legal Status, Ownership or Control Part II
Application for Change in Ownership – Programmatic
Application for Education Provider Agreements – Consortium
Application for Education Provider Agreements – Contracting
Application for Inclusion of Residential Delivery
Application for Non-Main Campus Inclusion
Application for Reclassification of Facilities
Application for Separate Educational Center
Online Form Submissions
The following forms can now be completed through the Membership Portal.
Please click on the form titles below to download the corresponding forms:
Action Plan Template – Outcomes
Advisory Board Information Form
Attestation of Responsibility
Attestation of State Authorization
Change in Campus Leadership Form
Clinical Experiences Information Form
Disclosures for State-Specific Education Requirements for Licensure or Credentialing Form
Elements of a Financial Improvement Plan
Faculty Data Sheet
File Sharing Requirements
Financial Delineation Form
Guidelines for Audited Financial Statements
Guidelines for Conducting a Market Survey
Guidelines for Creating a Business Plan
Guidelines for Reviewed Financial Statements for Initial Applicants
Meeting Room Materials – Distance Education
Meeting Room Materials – Institutional
Meeting Room Materials – Programmatic
Notification of Board Composition Form
Notification of Change in Length in Weeks
Notice of Commissioner Recusal
On-Site Student Satisfaction Survey
Ownership Disclosure Form
Preparing Your Response
Program Profile Grid
Request for Good Cause Extension
Teach-Out Plan Form
Teach-Out Agreement Form
Please click on the titles below to access items related to expense reimbursement:
The Annual Report is available through the ABHES Membership Portal. If you have trouble logging into the membership portal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2022-2023 Annual Report is due on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
Annual Report resources:
2022-2023 Annual Report Guidebook
ABHES Backup Documentation Form (2022-2023)
ABHES Backup Documentation Form (2021-2022)
ABHES Backup Documentation Form – Extended Format (2021-2022)
Action Plan Template – Outcomes
How to download spreadsheets submitted as part of your annual report
How to access portal – https://youtu.be/FcNPujshl-Y
How to access annual report – https://youtu.be/WbWt9zAdhpk
How to access spreadsheets – https://youtu.be/aTLzKnYX4-c
How to complete spreadsheets – https://youtu.be/tcwRNMActAM
How to upload spreadsheets – https://youtu.be/sKgzyNhm0ps
How to complete the questionnaire – https://youtu.be/Wy0P9APruYo
How to complete the financial report – https://youtu.be/T7bs-l39Vxc
How to generate an invoice for sustaining fees – https://youtu.be/eMV8ogYiT2c
If you have any questions related to the annual report, please contact the ABHES office directly or email us at email@example.com.
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, and 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.