2021 revisions to Accreditation Criteria

At its August 26, 2021 meeting, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) adopted a revision of theAccreditation Criteria for Schools of Public Health and Public Health Programs.

Revision Process

The Council’s adoption of the criteria comes after review of public comments received on the proposed revisions. CEPH received 97 comments from 14 individuals or groups and appreciates the thoughtful review and feedback. Click here to review the the final redline version which highlights all adopted changes. This revision was designed to focus on clarifications rather than on substantive revisions. The next substantive revision would typically occur in 2026, after a full review cycle has been completed for all accredited units using the current criteria. Additional information on the intended scope of revisions is also available.


The Council has adopted an implementation plan detailing which criteria schools and programs will be required to use in their upcoming reviews.
Click here to view the full implementation plan.

If you have any questions regarding implementation of the 2021 Accreditation Criteria, contact CEPH staff at [email protected].

2021 Criteria & Templates


Join us for an overview of the revised criteria and includes an opportunity to ask questions.

Webinar: Overview of the SPH/PHP Criteria Revisions
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
2:00-3:30pm ET
Click here to register!

If you cannot attend the session, slides and a recording will be available on the CEPH website within 24 hours.