Process Overview

Organizations interested in knowing if they qualify for EHNAC accreditation must complete the Application form on the EHNAC web site.

An Applicant Agreement document and a Sentinel Events document must both be signed by the applicant and submitted via the “Log an Application” portal.

A financial statement to verify your organization’s revenue must also be submitted. Examples of a suitable financial statement include a signed attestation from your accountant or CFO, a tax return or an annual report. Organizations that state they are at the highest revenue level do not need to submit this document for validation.

Both first time applicants and re-accreditation candidates will follow the same process for achieving accreditation.  The EHNAC accreditation cycle is for 2 years.  The previous accreditation ceases to exist when a new accreditation is achieved.  Once an accreditation ballot takes place the organization begins a new accreditation cycle based on the criteria that was reviewed during that accreditation period.

Summary of the Accreditation Process

  1. Application Process:
    1. Complete the electronic Application on the EHNAC website.
    2. A clarification letter is emailed to gather any required information.
    3. A detailed letter is emailed to the organization with the complete instructions on the application process.
    4. Log into the “Log an Application” portal and upload the signed Applicant Agreement, Sentinel Events document, and revenue verification in PDF format or fax to (860) 760-6630.
    5. Mail payment of applicable application fees [Annual Fee, Multiple Program & Site Visit Fee(s)] to EHNAC.
  2. Upon completion of the Application Process and approval, the EHNAC Self-Assessment zip file will be made available to the organization, the Site Reviewer will be assigned and they will be added to the EHNAC website Accreditation Status page as a Candidate.
  3. Submit complete Self-Assessment via EHNAC Self-assessment portal 4 months prior to the expiration date.  New applicants can submit the Self-assessment as soon as it is completed before the due date.
  4. If the Self-Assessment contains sufficient satisfactory information and documentation a site visit(s) will be scheduled to verify the information contained in the Self-Assessment.  If the assigned site reviewer has questions or do not feel it is complete, it may request the Self-Assessment be resubmitted before a date is set for the site visit(s).
  5. Site visits are completed, and the Site Reviewer completes the Site Visit Report.
  6. Mail payment of the site visit expense fee to EHNAC.
  7. Applicant organization approves Site Visit Report.
  8. The Commission reviews and votes on the Site Visit Report.
  9. The organization will be informed whether the accreditation has been approved or denied.
  10. Upon approval of accreditation and payment of all fees the organization’s status is changed to Accredited on the EHNAC website Accreditation Status page.

Accreditation by EHNAC is awarded based upon its review of the organization for that specific “point in time” that the accreditation process occurred.  EHNAC is not responsible for any changes in policies, procedures or controls, processes or access that may occur subsequently in which it has no visibility or is unaware.  It is the organization’s responsibility to report significant changes to us through our Sentinel Events policy.


Occurs every two years from the date the candidate is accredited and is the same process which is followed for Accreditation. (see Accreditation Process above) This includes submitting an application and satisfactorily completing the application process and is based upon information disclosed in which the pricing and/or number of physical site reviews may be revised accordingly.

Midterm Accreditation:

EHNAC offers an Accreditation with Midterm review beginning January 1, 2022.  While EHNAC’s standard reviews (“Full Accreditations”) are biennial (2-year), the optional Midterm reviews occur in intervening years. When Midterm reviews are conducted, their expiration date will always be the same as the Full Accreditation expiration date. This includes notifying EHNAC of intent to pursue a Midterm review and payment of appropriate fees.