Comprehensive Standards and Criteria

January 2019 – Institutions and All ACAOM Programs

  • The Comprehensive Standards and Criteria for master’s level programs and professional doctorate [PD] programs were adopted 23 April 2018 and required for all subsequent self-study report submissions.
  • Programmatic components for Chinese herbal medicine certificate programs were added to the Comprehensive Standards and Criteria effective 11 August 2018 and required for all subsequent self-study report submissions. 
  • Programmatic components for post-professional doctorate [DAOM] programs were added to the Comprehensive Standards and Criteria effective 4 January 2019, and are required for all self-study report submissions due after 1 April 2019.

INTRODUCTION

to the ACAOM Comprehensive Standards and Criteria [including Eligibility Requirements]
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STANDARD 1: Purpose

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STANDARD 2: Legal and Regulatory Requirements

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STANDARD 3: Governance and Administration

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STANDARD 4: Records

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STANDARD 5: Admissions and Student Services

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STANDARD 6: Assessment and Evaluation

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STANDARD 7: Program of Study

[including Professional Competencies]
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STANDARD 8: Faculty and Guest Lecturers

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STANDARD 9: Institutional and Program Resources

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STANDARD 10: Publications and Advertising

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REVISION HISTORY

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Reference Copy
ACAOM makes available a combined reference copy of the Comprehensive Standards and Criteria for Accreditation (“Comprehensive Standards”) for the reading convenience of the general public. The individual Introduction, Standards and Revision History documents posted at the ACAOM website represent the official publication of the Comprehensive Standards. While the Commission makes suitable effort to assure that the reference copy reflects the contents of the official publication, the reference copy is not warranted as such.

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