4.1.2. Compliance, Concern, and Noncompliance Statements

The COA uses the EPAS Interpretation Guide as a guide to consistent and complete review of a program’s candidacy or reaffirmation of accreditation. Statements of compliance, concern, and noncompliance are provided for each accreditation standard (AS) and related educational policy (EP).

Each benchmark has a corresponding Benchmark Review Brief form that lists the accreditation standards the program must be in compliance with and the related compliance statement from the Compliance, Concern, and Noncompliance Statements. The commission visitor uses the brief to evaluate the program’s compliance with the benchmark and make a recommendation to the COA.