Working in a Crisis Intervention Setting? Consider AAS Accreditation!

AAS accreditation bears practical rewards. Besides humanistic value of assuring minimum standards of service for persons in crisis, there are other advantages:

  • AAS accreditation validates service delivery programs that are performing according to nationally recognized standards
  • AAS accreditation examiners offer consultation tailored to the needs of an individual program, its staff and board
  • The increased visibility and credibility of an AAS-accredited program provide opportunities for modeling of program excellence to other agencies and professionals
  • AAS accreditation provides a morale boost for staff working in the field of crisis intervention
  • AAS-accredited programs have additional credibility with funding agencies and insurance companies
  • Programs seeking AAS accreditation have access to criteria for systematic, ongoing self-evaluation
  • People in life-threatening and other crises who obtain service from AAS-accredited programs are assured that staff has seriously examined their commitment to provide service according to recognized standards

For more information contact:
Chris Sandwell, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Manager of Crisis Services Accreditation & Certification


Self-Survey Accreditation Report
Crisis Center Accreditation Preparation Webinar
Organization Accreditation Manual (Version 13) [PDF]
AAS Application for Organization Accreditation and Re-Accreditation Printable [Word]
AAS Application for Organization Accreditation and Re-Accreditation – Fillable [Word]

List of AAS Accredited Centers [PDF]