To gain or maintain accreditation with ABHES, an institution must comply with the standards, policies, and procedures contained in the Accreditation Manual. Please click the icon below for the current manual.
18th Edition Accreditation Manual – Effective July 2020
Final Revision Notices:
July 31, 2020 (Department of Education Regulations) – Effective Immediately
July 31, 2020 (Surgical Technology) – Effective Immediately
August 15, 2019 – Effective January 1, 2020
August 17, 2018 – Effective January 1, 2019
September 13, 2018 – Effective January 1, 2019
November 26, 2018 – Radiologic Technology/Radiography Update
May 17, 2019 – Effective Immediately
New Application Submissions
Any new applications should be submitted to ABHES online via DropBox Applications. All applications must indicate the type of application and the file name must include your ABHES ID#, type of application, and date of submission (ex. I-100_DEModification_32020).
Payment of any fees can now be remitted electronically via bank transfer, or by credit card, where a 2.9% convenience fee is to be applied. Please contact the Accounting Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your invoice. A spreadsheet to calculate application fees is now available for immediate download and use. This spreadsheet is not a requirement, but it will help schools facilitate accurate calculation of fees prior to contacting ABHES for an invoice.
Please click below to download the corresponding applications:
Application for Institutional Accreditation
Application for Programmatic Accreditation
Application for Initial Accreditation for a Surgical Technology Program
Application for Accreditation Addendum
Application for Approval to Conduct “Other Business” on School Premises
Application for Change in Academic Measurement
Application for Change in Accreditation Status
Application for Change in Location
Application for Change in Mission
Application for Change in School Name
Application for Change in Legal Status, Ownership or Control Part I
Application for Change in Legal Status, Ownership or Control Part II
Application for Excluded Continuing Education Courses or Programs
Application for Initial Distance Education Delivery
Application for Minor Program Revision
Application for Modification of Distance Education Delivery
Application for New Program Approval
Application for Non-Main Campus Inclusion
Application for Reclassification to a Main Campus
Application for Separate Educational Center
Application for Substantive Program Revision
Application to Offer a Competency-Based Education Program
Please click on the form titles below to download the corresponding forms:
Campus Closure Form
Change in Campus Leadership Form
Elements of a Financial Improvement Plan
Expense Reimbursement Calendar 2020
Faculty Data Sheet
Financial Delineation Form
Guide to Third-Party Contracts and Consortium Agreements
Guidelines for Conducting a Market Survey
Meeting Room Materials – Institutional Visit
Meeting Room Materials – Programmatic Visit
Notice of Commissioner Recusal
Notification of Discontinuation of Program and/or Delivery Method
On-Site Student Satisfaction Survey
Ownership Disclosure Form
Preparing Your Response
Program Profile Grid
Request for Good Cause Extension
State Authorization Attestation
Teach Out Plan Approval Form
W-9 Tax Form
If you have any questions related to the annual report, please contact the ABHES office directly or email us at email@example.com.
Annual Report Related Documents
2018 – 2019 Annual Report Guidebook
Credentialing Back-Up Documentation Form
Placement Back-Up Documentation Form
Retention Back-Up Documentation Form
How to Copy a Worksheet in Excel (Back-Up Documentation)
Helpful Video Tutorials for Completing Back-Up Documentation Forms
Getting Started – General information on starting your back-up documentation forms.
Pasting Data – How to paste data from one excel document into the back-up documentation form.
Adding / Deleting Rows – How to add or delete rows in your back-up documentation form.
Data Entry – Retention – How to enter data into your retention back-up documentation form.
Data Entry – Placement – How to enter data into you placement back-up documentation form.
Data Entry – Credentialing – How to enter data into your credentialing back-up documentation form.
Corrections – Retention – How to make corrections or updates to your retention back-up documentation form.
Corrections – Placement – How to make corrections or updates to you placement back-up documentation form.
Corrections – Credentialing – How to make corrections or updates to your credentialing back-up documentation form.
Outcome Related Articles
SELF-EVALUATION REPORT (SER)
A Self-Evaluation Report is a core component of the accreditation process. In preparing a Self-Evaluation Report, an applicant institution involves broad participation from all appropriate constituencies. This participation includes the chief executive officer, site administrator, program or education director(s), instructors, students, graduates, employers, consultants or advisors and other appropriate constituents in the local community, including advisory board members.
A Self-Evaluation Report is confidential, restricted primarily to Commissioners, staff members, and evaluators.
The Self-Evaluation Report (narrative and exhibits) must be accurate, thorough, fully documented, and submitted in English. Once the Self-Evaluation Report is submitted no changes are permitted. After submission of the final Self-Evaluation Report, and prior to the evaluation visit, changes must be reported on the Updated Information Form.
Please click the below links for the most current version of the Self-Evaluation Report (SER) and SER Instructions.