eACCREDITATION Instructions

eAccreditation is the CAATE’s electronic accreditation documentation system. eAccreditation has allowed the CAATE to be more efficient while directing, managing, and navigating the accreditation process.

It is a one-stop shop for program administrators to track Program Officials, student cohorts, BOC pass rate data, curriculum, as well as providing the process by which they can complete the Annual Report and Self-Study process.

Click HERE to access e-Accred, CAATE’s electronic accreditation documentation system.

The Basics

See the instructions below, complete with screen shots for adding users, completing profiles and cohorts, and updating students’ BOC data and graduation information.

Create A New Program Account

Add or Edit User Profiles

Assign or Replace Officials – before assigning or replacing an official, he/she must first be added as a user

Adding a New Cohort

Updating Students

Annual Report

All accredited Professional  and Post-Professional Degree Programs must submit their Annual Report by October 15 each year through e-Accred including programs who are completing self-studies or have site visits this year.     Programs may update the student, faculty, preceptor, and clinical site profiles at any time. Instructions for completing this process are available here.

Completing your annual report

Annual Report-Rejoinder Submission Instructions

Progress Report

If you have been notified that your program is required to complete a Progress Report from the Annual Report Review, the instructions for submission of the Progress Report may be found below.  If you are instructed to complete and upload certain tables into e-Accred, those tables are below as well.  Please complete and upload only those tables which you have been instructed.

Annual Report-Progress Report Submission Instructions

Individual Student Clinical Assignment Table

Budget Table

PD and CEC Workload Table

Student Records Table

Instructional Aids/Equipment Supplies Table

Self-Study

Self Study Submission Instructions including sign-off by program administrators.

Site Visit Materials

Upon review of the self-study, the Site Visit Chair may re-open a standard(s) to allow the Program Director to submit new/revised materials.   The standards that are not re-opened by the Site Visit Chair are not editable.   All re-opened standards must be marked complete prior to the Program Director re-submitting the self-study to the Site Visit Team.    The Site Visit Chair will work with the Program Director to determine which documents will be uploaded and which documents for the site visit will be reviewed on-site.

Rejoinder

Completing a Rejoinder Instructions

Rejoinder Submission Instructions

For help with eAccreditation, please email support@caate.net.

Substantive Change

Substantive Change includes any major change in the program. In order to maintain accreditation, the Program Director must inform CAATE of any substantive change such as the appointment of a new Program Director, a change in the Program format, etc. The documents required for each change are listed below in the appropriate category and can be uploaded to e-Accreditation

How to Submit a Substantive Change

Adverse Decisions instructions

Adverse Decision Instructions (Request for Reconsideration) Instructions

Learn about more eAccreditation below:

Assessment module:   This module is provided as a benefit to programs and is never seen by the CAATE.  It allows the program to do an ‘interim’ review of all of the standards.  The Assessment module is very similar to the self-study module but does not get submitted to CAATE.  Please note that information added in the Assessment module DOES NOT at this time transfer to the Self-Study Module.  This module IS NOT REQUIRED for Annual Reports.

Benchmarking:   The benchmarking module was developed for programs to compare program data collected on the Annual Report. For all non-confidential fields, at least one program must be selected for comparison. For all confidential fields, a minimum of 5 programs must be selected for comparison.      Benchmarking

Curriculum map:  This module is provided as a benefit to the programs to track where and how the competencies are taught and evaluated.  It allows the program to enter all of the AT courses and map competencies to specific courses.  It also allows the program to map competencies to instructional method(s) and evaluation method(s) across courses.   This module IS NOT REQUIRED for Annual Reports.     Curriculum Tab Instructions

File Cabinet: a convenient place to store program documents, this module works just like a file cabinet providing the ability to create folders and subfolders and then upload documents to those folders.   The files in the file cabinet may be uploaded to the self-study.  Word of caution…..  the site visit team and self-study reviewers DO NOT have access to the file cabinet, so any documents they need to see must be uploaded to the appropriate standard(s).     File Cabinet Instructions

Additional Information

Instructional video

Webinar FAQ

FAQ on eAccreditation