Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) accreditation is a cyclic process of internally directed self-assessment, followed by external assessment. Each accreditation program has its own unique framework.
The six steps in the accreditation process are typically:
- Registration with QIP
- Application for accreditation
- On-site or desktop survey assessment
- Decision, and
- Monitoring and continuous quality improvement.
The accreditation cycle length varies depending on the program. Some accreditation and certification programs may also include a mid-cycle review.