General Program Accreditation FAQ's (Automobile, Collision and Truck)

  1. Have the number of Program Standards changed?
  2. How do the 2013 changes affect my Truck program?
  3. I just re-accredited, what does this mean for me?
  4. I just submitted my application; will the 2013 changes affect my application?
  5. Have the fees changed?


  1. Have the number of Program Standards changed?  Yes, there is now a new Standard 6 -Advisory Committee which groups all the Advisory Committee tasks that were previously scattered throughout the standards.  There now a total of 12 Program Standards for Automobile programs and 11 Program Standards for Collision and Truck Programs.
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  1. How do the 2013 changes affect my Truck program?  The significant change to the Truck Standards is the inclusion of Standard 6 – Advisory Committee.    The task lists, tools/equipment list, and instructor qualifications have not changed.  A review of these items is planned for 2014.
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  1. I just re-accredited, what does this mean for me? If you just re-accredited, your program accreditation remains current under the standards which you applied and were approved.  When you next come up for re-accreditation you must use the most current standards that are in place at that time.
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  1. I just submitted my application; will the 2013 changes affect my application?  No, if you submitted your application prior to July 1, 2013, the program will be evaluated and accredited based on the standards in effect when you completed your application.

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  1. Have the fees changed? Yes, effective July 1, 2013 the new fee structure is:

 

Effective 7/2013  Initial
Automobile/Truck/Collision
Renewal
of Accreditation
Accreditation Documents $0—available on website $0-available on website
Application Fee $850.00
$425 for additional programs at each site
$750.00
$375 For additional programs at each site
On-Site Evaluation Team Manuals ($65 each) Included in application fee Included in application fee
Honorarium for the ETL
$250 per day
(paid directly to the ETL)
$500.00 $250.00
Estimated expenses for the ETL
(paid directly to the ETL)
$300.00 $150.00
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