Recognition & Terms

EAGLE Accreditation, once granted to an organization, continues for a term of four (4) years. During this term, the accredited organization is responsible for continuing to meet or exceed all EAGLE Principles, and successfully respond to all Commission requirements.

In order to remain accredited, each EAGLE accredited organization shall submit an annual report to the EAGLE Commission. The purposes of the report are to ensure the Commission is aware of any changes in the organization since accreditation or the previous annual report that might affect the organization’s accredited status, and to follow the organization’s progress in taking advantage of the Opportunities for Improvement noted during the Peer Review.


The organization’s part of the accreditation process takes twelve to eighteen months to complete. Your self-study should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the date of the anticipated site visit.


Application Process

Submit completed application and non-refundable application fee.

Receive access to EAGLE Accreditation Manual.


Self Study

Complete Self Study - (Organizational Overview, Principle Narrative, Key Documents).

Determine tentative site visit dates.


Site Visit Preparation

EAGLE staff completes preliminary review and requests submission of additional documents if needed.

Peer reviewer complete preliminary assessment and requests additional documents if needed.

Finalize site visit plans with EAGLE staff and peer review team leader.


Site Visit

Complete Site visit - (2 to 5 days).

Submission of team report.


Post Site Visit

Receive accreditation letter and peer team report with Commendations and Opportunities for Improvement.

Optional - CEO response.


Commission's Decision

Commission reviews the peer review report.

Commission makes accredidation decision - (January, March, August or October).

EAGLE staff issues accredidation outcome letter.