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APPA Curriculum Accreditation

Through its Curriculum Accreditation program, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) promotes quality continuing education and professional development opportunities for probation, parole and community corrections professionals. The curriculum accreditation process is an opportunity for individual agencies to have their classroom-based and/or online training programs acknowledged for meeting an approved training standard and receive endorsement by APPA.

Courses/curriculum to be considered for accreditation must meet certain requirements deemed essential to quality, well-thought out training programs.

Seeking APPA Training Accreditation Committee Members!

If you are an APPA member and are interested in serving on the APPA Training Accreditation Committee to assist in the curriculum review and accreditation approval process, please contact the Accreditation Committee Chairperson or the APPA Training Accreditation Committee Liaison.

Cost for Accreditation

The cost for first time course/curriculum accreditation:
APPA Member: $25/contact hour*
Non-Member: $50/contact hour*

The cost for reaccreditation of previously APPA accredited courses/curriculum:
APPA Member: $15/contact hour*
Non-Member: $35/contact hour*

*Additional costs may be incurred based on the amount of material to review. If additional costs will be assessed, APPA will discuss additional costs with the submitting agency prior to beginning the review process.

Final payment due upon approval of accreditation and once contact hours are finalized.

Accreditation Applications

Application for Classroom-based Courses/Curriculum: MS Word | PDF
Application for Online or Distance Learning-based Courses/Curriculum: MS Word | PDF

Re-accreditation Application for Classroom-based Courses/Curriculum: MS Word | PDF
Re-accreditation Application for Online or Distance Learning-based Courses/Curriculum: MS Word | PDF

After a Certificate of Accreditation is Received

Once a course/curriculum is accredited by APPA, the submitting agency may indicate on promotional materials that “This [course/training] is accredited by the American Probation and Parole Association.”

APPA Accreditation approval does not give the submitting agency permission to attach the APPA logo to the course/training/curriculum, marketing materials, etc. There are additional requirements and regulations associated with using the APPA logo on other agency’s websites, materials, etc. Contact APPA for more information on these requirements and regulations.

Questions about the accreditation process should be directed to:
Diane Kincaid
Deputy Director (APPA Training Accreditation Committee Staff Liaison)
American Probation and Parole Association
1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (859) 244-8196