ACCET offers Accreditation Workshops several times a year in order to educate our membership on the Standards of Accreditation and the Accreditation Process, from the Application to the On Site Visit to the Commission Decision. Attendance at a two-day Accreditation Workshop is mandatory for all institutions prior to submitting an ASER, except for avocational institutions seeking reaccreditation that must attend a one-day accreditation workshop.

ACCET reserves the right to add, cancel or otherwise alter the scheduling of workshops when necessary; every reasonable attempt will be made to timely notify registrants and potential applicants to accommodate their rescheduling needs.

Except for the workshop session held at the site of the Annual Convention, all workshops will be conducted at the ACCET office (unless alternate space is arranged). The ACCET office is located in northwest Washington, DC, in a turn-of-the-century townhouse. **Please be advised that the training room is located on an upper (3rd) floor of the building, which has no elevator. If you have special needs, dietary or otherwise, please notify ACCET at the time you submit your registration form. Every reasonable attempt will be made to accommodate those needs.

Because of space constraints, workshop registration is limited to two representatives from each institution, except for the workshop session held during the annual conference. Registration beyond two individuals will be added to the waiting list. Initial applicants must have an approved inquiry questionnaire prior to registering for a workshop.

Cancellation Policy: In the event that a registrant finds it necessary to cancel his/her registration, a refund, minus a $100 processing fee, will be issued for notification received at least ten (10) working days prior to the specified workshop start date. No refunds are provided after that date; however, the registration fee, minus $100, will be applied toward registration at the next scheduled workshop.

Hotel Arrangements: Participants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. The following hotels are within a short walking distance of the ACCET office. There are no room rate guarantees; however, the hotels are very familiar with ACCET and have offered assurances of a favorable competitive rate. A web search of the major travel-related browsers (Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, etc) should provide additional options to consider.

The ACCET office is located at:
1722 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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    • Beacon Hotel
      1615 Rhode Island Avenue, NW,
      Washington, DC 20036
      Phone 202-296-2100


  • Topaz Hotel
    1733 N Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone 202-393-3000
    • Dupont Circle Hotel
      1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC, 20036
      Phone 202-483-6000


  • Courtyard by Marriott Washington DC Northwest
    1900 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20009
    Phone 202-332-9300

Hotel information for the workshop held in conjunction with the Annual Conference can be found on our Conference page.

Schedule: All workshops begin promptly at 8:00am and typically end by 5:00pm.

Workshop Handouts

Document Name
June 2014 Two-day Workshop PowerPoint
June 2014 Completion & Placement PowerPoint *for Two-day Workshop only
June 2014 One-day Workshop PowerPoint
Vocational Two-day Workshop Agenda
Avocational One-day Workshop Agenda
Catalog Reminders
Doc 4 Reminders
Accreditation Review Schedule 2014-15
Document 4
Document 16
Document 18.1
Document 18.1IEP
Document 28
Document 28.1
Document 29.1
Document 29
Document 35
Document 36
Document 21
Preparation Checklist for ACCET On-Site Evaluation Visit
Typical Index Employee Handbook
Written Policies and Procedures Required in the ACCET Analytic Self-Evaluation Report (ASER)

What to Bring: Bring writing utensils, notepaper, and a willingness to learn. Laptop computers are welcome.

Please note that wifi internet access is available at workshops at the ACCET Washington, DC office.

Accreditation Workshop Schedule – 2014*

Workshop Type Date Location Register
Avocational Reaccred – One Day June 30, 2014 ACCET Office Register
All Initials and Vocational Reaccred – Two Day June 30 – July 1, 2014 ACCET Office Register
Avocational Reaccred – One Day November 1, 2014 Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel Register
All Initials and Vocational Reaccred – Two Day November 1-2, 2014 Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel Register

*Dates subject to change

All Initial Applicants and all Vocational institutions are required to attend a two day workshop. Avocational institutions seeking reaccreditation must attend a one day workshop.