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Categories of accreditation

Accreditation Status Categories
The following represent the possible accreditation categories into which an institution may be placed subsequent to deliberations of the AAALAC International Council on Accreditation. For reference, a mandatory item is, in Council's judgment, a serious deviation from the recommendations of the Three Primary Standards and/or AAALAC International's Reference Resources that must be corrected to achieve or continue accreditation. The significance of a mandatory item is ordinarily based on the Council's assessment of its potential to adversely affect the health, well-being or safety of animals or humans. The categories are ranked in increasing order of severity of the mandatory item(s) identified.

New Applicant Institutions

Category of Accreditation Is the institution accredited? Maximum number of months to correct mandatory item(s)
Award Full Accreditation
Yes. This is the only category in which the institution is fully accredited.
N/A
Award Accreditation with Condition
Yes
Correction of the mandatory item(s) to be reported in next Annual Report or at the discretion of Council.
Award Provisional Status
No
By vote of Council, up to a total of 24 months. Note that these are not calendar months, but rather represent the number of months granted by Council in each letter to the institution.
Withhold Accreditation No. However, the AAALAC International Bylaws provide the opportunity for the institution to appeal this decision.
N/A

Accredited Institutions

Category of Accreditation Is the institution accredited? Maximum number of months to correct mandatory item(s)
Continued Full Accreditation Yes. This is the only category in which the institution is fully accredited.
N/A
Conditional Accreditation
Yes
Correction of mandatory item(s) to be reported in next Annual Report or at the discretion of Council.
Deferred Accreditation
Yes
2 months. Failure to fully correct the mandatory issue(s) of Deferred Accreditation will result in Probation.
Probation
Yes
By vote of Council, up to a total of 12 months. Note that these are not calendar months, but rather represent the number of months granted by Council in each letter to the institution. If adequate correction of the mandatory item(s) is not achieved within the allotted time, proceedings to Revoke accreditation are initiated.
Revoke Accreditation As of the date of the letter informing of the Revoke Accreditation status, the institution is no longer accredited. The AAALAC International Bylaws provide the opportunity for the institution to appeal this decision.  However, the institution is not accredited during the appeal process. Accreditation is restored by a vote of the Council.
N/A

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