Final registry decisions are made by the CACREP Board of Directors only after the review process has been complete and recommendations have been made by the IRCEP Steering Committee. Applicant programs have no status with IRCEP or CACREP until the review process is complete and a registry decision has been made. There will be no publication of information about programs that have submitted applications and are “in process.” Applicant programs may withdraw from the review process at any time prior to a final registry decision being made. The CACREP Board decisions are to approve or not approve. All Board decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. The final registry decision will be presented to the applicant program, in writing, within four (4) weeks following the Board’s decision-making meeting.
If a program’s application is approved, the approval is granted for a period of up to seven (7) years. Once approved, a program may state that it is “Approved by IRCEP, an international affiliate of CACREP.” All information supplied by the program in it application materials is considered part of the public domain unless otherwise requested by the program.
Only “approved” programs will be listed in the Registry of Approved Programs.
If a program is “not approved,” it will be notified, in writing, with an explanation of the reason. No public announcement about the decision will be made. If the program believes it can address the deficiencies, it will be welcome to reapply at the end of 12 months following receipt of the initial decision letter.