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.

Current Edition:

18th Edition Accreditation Manual Effective July 1, 2022
Bylaws

Previous Editions:

18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective January 1, 2022
18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective July 1, 2021
18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective March 2021
18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective January 2021
18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective July 2020
18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective January 2020
18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective June 2019
18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective January 2018

Final Revision Notices:

August 12, 2022 – Effective January 1, 2023
February 9, 2022 – Effective July 1, 2022
August 12, 2021 – Effective January 1, 2022
June 23, 2021 – Effective July 1, 2022
June 15, 2021 – Effective January 1, 2022
February 16, 2021 – Effective July 1, 2021
October 30, 2020 Effective January 1, 2021
July 31, 2020 (Department of Education Regulations) – Effective Immediately
July 31, 2020 (Surgical Technology) – Effective Immediately
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!
Online Application Submissions
The following program applications can now be completed and paid for online through the Membership Portal.

Application for Initial Distance Education Delivery (now located in the membership portal)
Application for Minor Program Revision (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 Substantive Program Revision (now located in the membership portal)
Application for Excluded Continuing Education Courses(now located in the membership portal)
Application for Change in Mission(now located in 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)

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).

Fees
Payment of any fees can now be remitted electronically via bank transfer. Please contact the Accounting Department at accounting@abhes.org 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 Non-Main Campus Inclusion
Application for Reclassification of Facilities
Application for Separate Educational Center

NEW!
Online Form Submissions
The following forms can now be completed through the Membership Portal.

Campus Closure Form(now located in the membership portal)
Notification of Discontinuation of Program and/or Delivery Method(now located in 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
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
E-Signature Policy
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
Notice of Commissioner Recusal
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 Form
Teach-Out Agreement Form
Updated Information
W-9 Tax Form (please download, complete and forward to accounting at accounting@abhes.org)

Please click on the titles below to access items related to expense reimbursement:

Certify Expense User Guide
Submit ACH Information

ANNUAL REPORT


SELF-EVALUATION REPORT (SER)