The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.
PROFESSIONAL FAQS - General Questions
All programs will submit a flat fee of $5,000 ($10,000 for international programs)with their self-study. All expenses for the site visit will be covered from these funds. Programs will no longer be invoiced for expenses after a site visit. Invoices for this fee are sent upon submission of the program’s self-study in eAccreditation. Review of the program’s self-study materials will not commence until payment of this fee has been remitted.
Yes, all accredited programs pay the yearly accreditation fee. The annual accreditation fee schedule for each program type can be found on the CAATE website. The self-study/site visit fee covers the cost of reviewing the self-study and all related site visit costs, but not the cost of yearly accreditation. The annual accreditation fee is invoiced in the beginning of August and is due 60 days after the invoicing date.
Our accreditation certificate says we are accredited through 2019-20, when do we need to submit our self-study?
Under the CAATE system of accreditation, accreditation is a continuing process. Should a program not submit the self-study at the required time, the athletic training program will be placed on probation and ultimately, may have its accreditation removed involuntarily. All self-studies are due July 1st. If a program’s accreditation certificate says 2019-20, the self-study is due July 1 of 2019. The site visit must occur during a window of dates determined by the CAATE, in the fall of 2019 or spring of 2020. The program director and the site visitors (once they are assigned) mutually agree on the date of site visit. Self-studies are submitted within the eAccreditation system.
No, your site visit does not have to be in the same semester as in was in your previous site visit.
After officially submitting the self-study and payment, what is the next step regarding scheduling the site visit, etc.?
The Site Visit Committee assigns a site visit team to each program. The names of the site visitors will be emailed to the program director. If there is a conflict of interest, the program director must contact the CAATE Office. If there is no conflict of interest, the site visit team is notified. The site visit chair then contacts the program director to schedule the site visit at a time that is agreeable to the institution and to the site visit team.