2021 revisions to Accreditation Procedures

At its August 26, 2021 meeting, the Council on Education for Public Health reviewed public comments and adopted revised Accreditation Procedures. The minor revisions relate to the following areas:

  • Adding an official requirement that units notify CEPH if the university in which they are housed is the subject of official investigation by a state or federal governmental agency on student-related issues. As with other official notification requirements, CEPH will review the notice, and the typical next step would be to request additional written information, if needed, to assess how the investigation relates to the unit (or does not). pp. 40-41
  • Consolidating and clarifying existing information (and adding the new state/federal government investigation notice) on CEPH’s obligation to monitor compliance in between full self-study submissions. p. 36
  • Adjusting the language on preliminary self-study reviews to introduce greater flexibility in volunteer site visit chair workloads. p. 27

Additionally, the revised document contains an index of topics of interest to assist stakeholders in locating information.

The revised procedures are effective immediately. Please contact CEPH staff with any questions.