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CARF accreditation focuses on quality, results

Providers

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

Public

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

Payers

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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  •  50,444 accredited programs/services
    and growing

     Welcome newly accredited service providers


  • CARF sponsors NAMIWalks

    CARF is proud to sponsor the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) annual NAMIWalks Southern Arizona this year in an effort to raise awareness and combat the stigma of mental illness. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

    Visit our event page for more information.


  • 2015 standards manuals available

    The 2015 standards manuals, companion publications, and promotional items are now available.

    Be sure to keep up to date with the changes made from the previous manual. If you do not have the 2015 manual, order yours now at the
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