New in 2010: Reporting of Student Units
New in the 2010 Standards is Standard 300.1: "All ACPE centers shall maintain compliance with ACPE Standards, reports, procedures, and fees, as detailed in the ACPE Accreditation Manual.
" This standard was added to ensure that centers attend to all requirements of reporting, which include not only those within the accreditation cycle (annual reports, five-year and ten-year reviews) but also in regard to reporting student units.
At its meetings in 2009, the Accreditation Commission was made aware that a good number of centers had not reported student units, some for many months after the end of units. Not only does this non-reporting of student units impact our students negatively (they cannot get a transcript of their unit until the national office receives the reports), but it also impacts fees to national and regional offices. Finally, this non-reporting impacts centers' good standings with their accreditation. Timely Reporting Requirements
The Accreditation Commission has initiated a requirement that all Accredited Member Centers must submit student unit reports to ACPE within 45 days of the end of each unit. Please remember that student unit reports must be filed electronically through the members-only section of the ACPE website
. Copies are forwarded automatically to the regional director. If unit reports are not received within 45 days following the end of each unit of CPE (Level I/Level II) and Supervisory CPE, the Center will be given a notation for Standard 300.1 at the next Commission meeting.
The Commission understands that this is a new process, so it is allowing a time period in which centers can submit student unit reports without receiving a notation. All centers reporting late student unit reports received before May 31, 2010 will not receive a notation for late reporting. If you see that you are behind in this important task, please report outstanding units immediately. If you need assistance in using the electronic reporting process, please contact the Karen McCray
at the National Office. As of June 1, 2010, the Accreditation Commission will begin assigning notations for late student unit reports. Karrie Oertli, CPE Supervisor at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK, serves as the Accreditation Chair. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.