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When Should You Seek CARF® Accreditation?

As a seal of approval that states your organization has successfully passed an in-depth review, CARF® Accreditation lets the persons you serve know that you are committed to providing the best service available at the highest quality possible. But when should you begin preparing for your survey? CARF® Accreditation is about more than just displaying a plaque on your wall for customers to see and can provide real value for your organization. For this reason, obtaining and maintaining CARF® Accreditation as soon as possible is critical for the continued success of a business.

Whether you are an established organization or a start-up facility, there has never been a better time to invest in CARF® Accreditation. In fact, this is the perfect time for a start-up facility because it brings more awareness to your organization while also giving potential clients peace-of-mind that you will have their best interests in mind. Because CARF® accreditation requires a survey process, it is important for organizations to invest in training early to ensure they are prepared for their upcoming CARF® survey. Making sure you have enough time to prepare for your survey ensures that you are able to obtain CARF® Accreditation more easily.

Organizations interested in obtaining CARF® Accreditation should begin planning for their survey up to 12 months in advance to fundamentally engrain new business practices and habits into their employees. During this time, it is important to partner with a training provider like Accreditation Now while also determining the programs or services you want to seek accreditation for. This will ensure that you have the resources and knowledge needed to ensure your business is prepared to obtain CARF® Accreditation from not only an organizational level but also an employee level.

If you are ready to seek CARF® Accreditation, there has never been a better time to start than right now. By giving yourself the time needed to successfully implement the changes needed in all facets of your organization, you will not only pass your survey but provide real value to your clients and persons served. If you are ready to seek CARF® Accreditation, learn how Accreditation Now can help.

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