The purpose of an Advisory Review is to assist an ACEN accredited program in preparation for the continuing accreditation process.
The Advisory Review is an opportunity for an ACEN accredited program to receive more extensive support and comprehensive feedback from an assigned ACEN Director regarding the accreditation process review, the Standards and Criteria, and/or review of select draft accreditation documents (e.g., draft narrative for a select Standard, faculty profile table, SPE).
Ideally, the Advisory Review would take place 1 to 2 years before a scheduled site visit and may be conducted via video conference or in-person on a case-by-case basis.
An Advisory Review is a 100% optional resource for currently accredited programs and is not a requirement for continuing accreditation. Director feedback indicates the Director’s best judgment but does not guarantee that the Board of Commissioners will determine that it complies with ACEN Standards and Criteria.
The fee for an advisory review varies depending upon whether the program elects to have a teleconference/video conference or an in-person review. See the ACEN Fee Schedule.
The fees include the assigned ACEN Director’s preparation time required to necessitate the Advisory Review. The fees do not include travel expenses (e.g., travel, food, lodging, etc.) for an in-person review.
A face-to-face Advisory Review is not a mock visit.