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  • Example accreditation award letters

    Examples of letters to a civic leader announcing a recent accreditation. Simply copy and paste the template text you want to use and insert your organization’s information where prompted. Print and send the letter on your organization's letterhead.

    Announcing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation

    (Inside address)

    (Salutation):

    We are pleased to report to you that <Name of your organization> has been accredited for a period of three years for its <Name(s) of program(s) or service(s), exactly as awarded> program(s). The latest accreditation is the <Number> consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to <Name of your organization>.

    Alternative second sentence: This is the first accreditation that 
    the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to <Name of your organization>.

    By pursuing and achieving accreditation, <Name of your organization> has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.

    This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows our organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

    <Name of your organization> is a <For-profit/nonprofit/not-for-profit> organization that has been providing <Name(s) of service(s)> in the <Name of city(ies)> area since <Year organization began>.

    CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

    We would welcome an opportunity to further acquaint you with our services and respond to your questions. We believe our organization is a valuable asset, and our CARF accreditation underscores our commitment to the community we serve.

    (Closing)
     

    Announcing a CARF-CCAC Five-Year Term of Accreditation

    (Inside address)

    (Salutation):

    We are pleased to report to you that <Name of your organization> has been accredited for a period of five years. The latest accreditation is the <Number> consecutive Five-Year Term of Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF–CCAC, has awarded to <Name of your organization>.

    Alternative second sentence: This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF–CCAC, has awarded to <Name of your organization>.

    By pursuing and achieving accreditation, <Name of your organization> has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.

    This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF–CCAC standards. An organization receiving a Five-Year Term of Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

    <Name of your organization> is a <Profit/nonprofit/not-for-profit> organization that has been providing services in the <Name of city(ies)> area since <Year organization began>.

    The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) was founded in 1985 as the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities and similar organizations. In 2003, CCAC merged with CARF, a nonprofit accreditor founded in 1966 that serves a wide range of human service organizations.

    We would welcome an opportunity to further acquaint you with our services and respond to your questions. We believe our organization is a valuable asset, and our CARF–CCAC accreditation underscores our commitment to the community we serve.

    (Closing)

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