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Accreditation frameworks

Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) accreditation is a cyclic process of internally directed self-assessment, followed by external assessment. QIP_AccreditationCycle_CLIENTEach accreditation program has its own unique framework.

The six steps in the accreditation process are typically:

  1. Registration with QIP
  2. Self-assessment
  3. Application for accreditation
  4. On-site or desktop survey assessment
  5. Decision, and
  6. 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.