Applying for Accreditation


The first step is to obtain a copy of the NCCHC Standards that pertain to your correctional setting or program and to review your facility's compliance with them. Next, you will need to provide basic information to enable us to establish an accreditation portal for your facility.This portal is our primary means of gathering and sharing information related to accreditation. 

Please complete the online application>> You will be asked to create an NCCHC account if you do not already have one.

After your account is established, you will complete the full application online.

Next, you will be asked to complete a self-survey questionnaire. Information provided on the SSQ is reviewed by NCCHC staff and is used to help the facility prepare for the on-site survey. NCCHC staff are always available to assist you in the preparation.

Once accredited, each year you'll submit a written report (Annual Maintenance Report) with updates on relevant information. Additional on-site visits will occur about every three years.

For more information about each program, see the Accreditation Programs section of this website.