Our Accreditation Program

What the Program Offers

Accreditation is a process under which services and operations are evaluated by an external team to determine if standards that are deemed indicators of quality performance, measures of sound practices and that generate the best results are met. Accreditation is a value added process that ensures that consumers (i.e. clients and students) are provided services under quality based conditions and operations. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer Council whose members include professionals who are skilled and experience with program administration, systems, educational and rehabilitation protocols and service delivery. The accreditation system includes: Agencies/Schools and Colleges/Universities.

Since its inception, AER has had one primary purpose and that is to elevate the conditions that drive to excellence. Whether it is supporting professionals who deliver services or supporting professionals who provide instruction to emerging professionals, AER recognizes the role standards play in achieving short and long term goals. AER believes that the greatest results will be achieved by a conflated approach. Thereby in 2017, the AER Board of Directors voted to adopt an accreditation program. The program, previously managed by the National Accreditation Council Incorporated is now under the executive management of AER. Building on its experience with the AER University Review Program, AER launched the AER Accreditation System in 2018—combining its efforts under one umbrella.

Want to be an AER Accreditation Program reviewer?

AER accreditation reviewers evaluate programs against a set of quality standards. These programs can include higher education programs; or schools and agencies that provide direct services.

If you are interested in serving as an accreditation program reviewer complete the form below and more details will follow. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please send an email to accreditation@aerbvi.org.

Reviewer Information Form

The Application Process

  • Submit a letter of interest to Michiganaer@gmail.com
  • Put Mini-Grant in the subject line of your request
  • Include all contact info
  • Attach a conference or event flyer (if applicable)
  • Include detailed description of materials requested with a link to the website (if applicable)
  • State the way in which you will share your information (newsletter article, presentation or session sharing)
  • You will receive a confirmation email stating receipt of request. You will also be given the date your application will be reviewed. Applications are reviewed in January, April, June and September. 
  • Funding decisions are made by your elected MAER Board of Directors and must be approved with 2/3rds majority vote.