Accreditation is a process under which services and operations are evaluated by an external team to determine if standards that are deemed indicators of quality performance, measures of sound practices and that generate the best results are met. Accreditation is a value added process that ensures that consumers (i.e. clients and students) are provided services under quality based conditions and operations. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer Council whose members include professionals who are skilled and experience with program administration, systems, educational and rehabilitation protocols and service delivery. The accreditation system includes: Agencies/Schools and Colleges/Universities.