The Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (AARC) on Education in Human Lactation and Breastfeeding is one step closer to launching accreditation services! One stage in the process is to have public review and comment on their Standards and Guidelines. The document has been submitted to the Standards Committee of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for their review. It will be available on the AARC website at www.aarclactation.org from December 15, 2010 to January 15, 2011. Please visit the AARC website during that time to review AARC’s Standards and Guidelines and to submit your comments.
After this period of public comment and review, the final AARC Standards and Guidelines will be submitted to CAAHEP for review at their April, 2011 board meeting. CAAHEP’s approval of the document will open the door for AARC finalizing the remaining steps that will lead toward the launch of accreditation.
Allow me to take this opportunity to also invite any course directors interested in academic accreditation to please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may keep you updated on progress over the ensuing months.