Initial Accreditation Workshop, 2015 Standards
Saturday, September 12, 2020

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Initial Accreditation Workshop is an in-depth educational seminar designed to help organizations prepare to apply for Initial Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).  It is designed for Program Directors or other institutional representatives who are planning to apply for or are in the early stages of building or transforming a medical assisting program for CAAHEP Initial Accreditation.  The workshop will focus on the 2015 CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for Medical Assisting Educational Programs.  In addition, the workshop will cover briefly the requirements focused on the MAERB Core Curriculum and provide an overview of the Initial Accreditation Self-Study Template.

If you have attended the Initial Accreditation Workshop previously, it is important to know that the substance has not changed, even though there are always a few tweaks.  If a program wants to send two people, the second person will be put on a waiting list and informed if there is space available. 

FEE: There is a $200.00 workshop fee that can be submitted in one of two ways:

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

Contact Irene Lau at

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. 

If registrants for the accreditation workshop do not inform Irene Lau in the MAERB office that they cannot attend the September 12, 2020 workshop by September 4, 2020, they will not receive a refund of the $200 fee.  If the MAERB office is notified on or prior to September 4, 2020, there will be a refund. 

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 25 individuals; no on-site registration will be accepted.

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

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* 2. Please list credentials:

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* 3. Please list your title:

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

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* 5. If you have not yet scheduled a visit, when would you like to schedule a visit?

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

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

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* 8. How many students do you admit yearly?

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* 9. In terms of complying with the CAAHEP Accreditation Standards, what stage are you at with your program development.

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* 10. 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.