Applications & Procedures

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Membership

Membership in VAISEF is open to educational programs that have completed one full year of successful operation.

To apply for membership into VAISEF, complete Part A of the application. Please submit one notarized hard copy and one electronic copy of application and supporting materials.

A $300 one-time, nonrefundable Membership Application Fee must accompany each application for initial membership. This fee covers processing of the application and expenses associated with a brief site visit to the facility by a member of the Membership Recruitment Committee.

Organizations operating more than one facility location may submit a single, appropriately completed Membership and Accreditation Application containing all facilities’ information, but this fee shall apply to each location (i.e. if two facilities are included in the application, the fee is $600; if three facilities are included, the fee is $900).

Upon receipt of your application, it will be reviewed by the Membership Recruitment Committee and then passed on to the VAISEF Board of Directors for final approval. From the date of submission of the application to final approval by the Board of Directors usually takes 60 to 90 days.

Accreditation

To be considered for accreditation, a program must be a member of VAISEF and have been in operation for at least one year. Potential members are welcome to apply for Membership and Accreditation simultaneously. In that situation, Membership will be approved first and then the Accreditation process will take place subsequently.

To apply for accreditation, complete the entire application and submit one notarized hard copy and one electronic copy of application and supporting materials.

A one-time, nonrefundable Accreditation Application Fee must accompany your application. This fee covers processing of the application and expenses associated with the site visit of the facility by members of the Accreditation Committee. Facilities are also expected to arrange and pay for necessary lodging for up to four people per facility visited, for the duration of the site visit.

Upon receipt of your application, a site visit leader and team will be assigned by the Accreditation Committee. The leader will be in contact with you within 60 days or less to arrange your site visit. Then entire accreditation process can take between 6-12 months.

Additional Materials

VAISEF Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual

VAISEF Membership and Accreditation Fees

VAISEF Membership Dues Information

VAISEF Code of Ethics – This document includes the VAISEF Code of Ethics and explains the association’s expectations. New members shall include a signed copy of this document with all new Membership and Accreditation applications. The Code of Ethics will also be included with VAISEF’s annual dues invoicing for an annual reminder and signature.

Further documents and resources regarding Accreditation can be found on the Standards of Accreditation and Accreditation Committee pages.

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