WHAT IS A BHCOE ACCREDITED ORGANIZATION?
A BHCOE Accredited ® Organization is an applied behavior analysis provider that has demonstrated it has met and continues to meet an assortment of clinical and administrative standards as determined by an independent third-party evaluator.
CAN ANYONE BECOME BHCOE ACCREDITED?
Any ABA organization can apply for accreditation; however, organizations only achieve accreditation after demonstrating clinical quality as evidenced by a passing score on a clinical evaluation.
WHAT DOES ACCREDITATION MEAN FOR THE ORGANIZATION’S CLIENTS?
BHCOE Accreditation serves as a consumer protection mechanism that indicates the organization’s commitment to quality improvement, transparency, and accountability. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices and accredits only those service agencies that meet these standards. Collectively, BHCOE accredited organizations lead a growing movement of behavioral health providers that aim to increase the collective quality of services worldwide.
BHCOE Accreditation requires that the company continue to meet the Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis Services. As an employer, you know that your organization’s success starts and ends with its employees. BHCOE Accreditation demonstrates to employees that their company cares about their feedback, is able to look internally, and sets goals for continuous improvement.
BHCOE distinction demonstrates a company’s commitment to complaint resolution. Accredited providers are required to respond to compliance concerns brought forth to BHCOE regarding best practices. Many organizations utilize the compliance process to ensure that consumers and staff have a voice to file compliance concerns and resolve any areas of improvement internally. Think of the compliance review process as a mechanism to create a complaint resolution process that relies on independent third-party evaluation.
To learn more about BHCOE’s compliance process and submissions, visit www.bhcoe.org/compliance.