Accreditation Workshop, 2015 Standards
Initial & Continuing Accreditation 
Saturday, October 7, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pThe Accreditation workshop is an in-depth educational seminar designed to help organizations prepare for the comprehensive site-survey.  Whether you are applying for accreditation for the first time or preparing for re-accreditation, these workshops can help you understand applicable CAAHEP Standards and MAERB Policies, processes and procedures to get your organization ready for its accreditation survey site visit. This program is led by experienced surveyors, who are able to share their expertise in and knowledge of the Standards and the survey process.  

Outlined below are details about the Accreditation Workshop that is scheduled to be held at the AAMA 61st Annual Conference (Cincinnati, OH) on October 7, 2017.  This workshop will focus on the current 2015 Standards and is designed for Program Directors who have visits scheduled beginning January 2018 and on. 

Accreditation Workshop Registration

To register for the Accreditation Workshop to be held on October 7, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH, you will need to go to the following link:  Seats are limited to 50 participants. 

You do not need to register for the AAMA Conference in order to register for an Accreditation Workshop, as they are separate events.  The workshop will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. 

To make hotel reservations, go to  For more information about the hotel and travel, please go to the following link:  You will find information about travel information on p. 6 of the AAMA Conference brochure. 

You must make your own hotel reservations. It is recommended to do so promptly as the room block does get booked quickly. 

PLEASE NOTE: The $200.00 workshop fee can be waived for one representative of currently accredited CAAHEP medical assisting programs that has paid the Annual Program Service Fees during the past 12 months.  All others should submit the $200 fee:

By credit card [MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or American Express]:  

Contact Irene Lau at: 1-800-228-2262 x122.

By check:  Make the check payable to the MAERB and mail it to the

MAERB, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606 

The fee includes all workshop materials, along with breakfast and lunch on the day of the workshop. 

The MAERB is adopting a new practice for registrants who do not show up to the workshop.  If registrants for the accreditation workshop do not inform Irene Lau in the MAERB office that they cannot attend the October 7, 2017 workshop by October 4, 2017, they will be invoiced a $200 “no show” fee.  There will be no charge if the MAERB office is informed of the registrant’s inability to attend either on or prior to October 4, 2017. 

E-mail Verification.  We will send you an email that confirms the receipt of your registration form and fee for this workshop, if applicable.

Seating is limited to 50 individuals; no on-site registration will be accepted. 

* 1. Please complete the following in order to register.

* 2. Please list credentials:

* 3. Please list your Title:

* 4. Which one of the following are you preparing for?

* 5. Indicate the year that your site visit is scheduled.  

* 6. How many years have you served as Program Director?

* 7. How many times have you prepared for a Self-Study?

* 8. What type of Medical Assisting program do you lead?

* 9. How many years has your medical assisting program been accredited?

* 10. How many students do you admit yearly?

* 11. What are your biggest challenges in the Annual Report Outcomes Assessment?

* 12. Just to be playful: If you were to describe your self-study as an animal, what type of animal would it be?

* 13. The Accreditation Workshop is designed with lots of time for questions. If you already know some of your questions, please feel free to share them here so that we can make sure to address them explicitly.