Commissioner Visits

Purpose and Overview of the Commissioner Visit

Every baccalaureate or master's program going through candidacy has an annual visit from a member of the Commission on Accreditation (COA) each year of the candidacy process. Commissioner visits occur following the submission of each Benchmark document, and prior to a formal COA review and decision. The commissioner visitor provides consultation regarding program development related to accreditation standards.

Commissioner Visit Confirmation Form

Once the program and commissioner visitor have arranged a visit date, the program is asked to submit this brief form to identify the scheduled commissioner visit date and format. 

Sample In-Person Commissioner Visit Schedule

Sample Virtual Commissioner Visit Schedule

Additional Resources Related to Visits

Candidacy Workshop Training PowerPoint

Guidelines & Tips for Virtual Visits

Policy on Visit Reimbursement