Curriculum Review Process

ACRE uses a team approach to reviewing curriculum sumbitted for approval. All ACRE member organizations with approved curriculum are expected to participate in these reviews.

A point person for the Curriculum Review Team is listed in the About Us tab in the Committees page.

Documentation is sent to this person, who selects the review team. Each submitted curriculum and supporting information is then reviewed by that team.  

A determination to accept or reject the request is made and communicated to the applicant within 90 days. If the team does not feel that the curriculum is ready for approval, feedback is given as to areas needing to be addressed or additional information needed.

Once the trainers and curriculum are approved, the applicant receives all the needed information about being an approved ACRE Training provider and how to manage the process in accordance wtih ACRE requirements.


All certificate providers must go through a re-credentialing review process every 5 years. This review focuses on the curriculum. No letters of reference or staff summaries are required unless there have been staff changes, in which case the entity must provide the trainer information listed above.

Each ACRE member is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the training which was approved. Trainers will also be held responsible for understanding the competencies and how they are addressed through the training.