Q: How do I maintain my accreditation?
Accreditation is awarded for a specific duration (term or cycle) and programs must submit continued accreditation documentation to maintain accreditation when the term or cycle is completed. Your original notification letter will indicate the length of your accreditation term and estimated date of next review. UCNS staff will contact you in advance of the review requesting necessary documentation.
Q: How long is an accreditation term or cycle?
Accreditation terms are determined by the Accreditation Council depending upon the strength of the application. Provisional accreditation is generally two to three years. Full accreditation is generally three to five years. The Accreditation Council reserves the right to shorten an accreditation term if the program is out of compliance with its subspecialty program requirements.
Q: Will I be notified when I need to apply for continuing accreditation?
Yes. Prior to your continued accreditation review UCNS staff will e-mail you the necessary instructions to complete your reaccreditation application.
Q: My program is accredited for Neurocritical Care. When does it become accredited by ACGME?
A: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
(ACGME) Neurocritical Care accreditation is different from UCNS accreditation. Programs wishing to become accredited by ACGME will have to undergo the ACGME’s accreditation process. UCNS will continue to serve the Neurocritical Care subspecialty by offering accreditation and certification services to the subspecialty, as it has for the past decade.