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CARF accreditation focuses on quality, results


Accreditation assists service providers to improve the quality of their services and meet internationally recognized standards. Learn more >


Consumers, their families, and the public look for CARF accreditation as assurance that providers strive to offer the highest quality services. Learn more >


Funders, insurers, referral agencies, and government regulators recognize that CARF-accredited providers are accountable and a better risk. Learn more >

Value of CARF Accreditation

CARF accreditation signals a service provider's commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.

What is CARF?

What is the accreditation process?

Why choose CARF?

About CARF

We are an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes.

CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.

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Find out what the acronym "CARF" stands for 

Request an accreditation information packet for providers 

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  •  49,932 accredited programs/services
    and growing

     Welcome newly accredited service providers

  • Are you attending the 2014 ACRM Annual Conference?

    Use this code at checkout to receive a 15% discount* off your registration:


    *Only for CARF affiliates.

    CARF is conducting three pre-conference instructional courses:

    • #11: Everything You Wanted to Know About the 2014 CARF Standards, Process, and Much More
    • #18: Solving Business and Clinical Dilemmas While Retaining Quality
    • #19: Building a Research Culture in a Clinical Setting

    October 7–11 in Toronto, Ontario
    View the conference brochure New window icon 

  • 2014 standards manuals available

    The 2014 standards manuals, companion publications, and promotional items are available.

    Be sure to keep up to date with the changes made from the previous manual. If you do not have the 2014 manual, order yours now at the
    Online Store.New window icon 

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