2016 revised criteria
Accreditation Criteria for Schools and Programs
- 2016 Accreditation Criteria
- CEPH does not make substantive changes to documents after they have been adopted by the Council. However, as we work with our schools and programs to respond to the criteria, we may identify opportunities for clarification that can be achieved by making minor changes to the criteria language and/or documentation requests. For full transparency, a red line version of the document will be added to this page each time a change is made so that comparisons to the previous version can be made easily.
- March 16, 2018 red line version
- March 12, 2018 red line version
Opportunities for feedback and consultation
How do I get feedback on my data templates and/or proposed curriculum?
- Small-group consultations are available throughout 2018. Click here for more information.
- Other CEPH consultation opportunities are available on request. Click here to learn more about consultation visits.
When will schools and programs need to demonstrate compliance with the new criteria?
All schools and programs must demonstrate compliance no later than December 31, 2018. All accredited and applicant schools and programs will receive an individualized letter from CEPH by December 1, 2016 that explains specifically what needs to be done.
What will the report for schools and programs reviewed under the 2016 Accreditation Criteria look like?
When and where can I learn about the 2016 criteria revision?
- Criteria Rollout Meeting presentations
- Implementation training timeline
- 2016 Criteria Technical Assistance Webinars
- ASPPH Webinar: CEPH Criteria Rollout Redux (Nov. 17, 2016)
- TA Webinar: MPH Curriculum & Faculty Resources (Dec. 2016) (Slides | Video Recording)
- TA Webinar: Guiding Statements and Evaluation (Feb. 22, 2017) (Slides)
- TA Webinar: Competency Mapping and Assessment (May 17, 2017) (Slides | Video Recording)
- Please note that CEPH guidance around NCHEC competencies for MPH degrees with a health education concentration has changed since this webinar. Schools and programs may either use 1) the seven areas of responsibility as concentration competencies or 2) the 35 competencies (eg, 1.1, 1.2, etc.) within each area of responsibility as concentration competencies required in Criterion D4. Schools and programs should not use the NCHEC sub-competencies (eg, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, etc.) as concentration competencies.
- TA Webinar: Populating Data Templates (Aug. 23, 2017 | Video Recording – provide name and email address and video will appear)
- APHA 2017 TA Sesson – New Approaches to the MPH Curriculum: a series of case studies (Nov. 4, 2017) (Slides)
- TA Webinar: Summary of compliance reporting – first round results and highlights of best practices (March 30, 2018) [Slides | Handout | Video Recording (provide name and email to access recording)]
- Self-study data elements comparison (2011 vs. 2016)