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The International Council for Excellence in Humane Education (ICEHE), the Coalition's accrediting body, provides accreditation to agencies whose humane education programs meet rigorous standards and demonstrate best practices in their activities. Accreditation of an agency's humane education program enhances trust, integrity, and transparency among their constituents and in their communities.
Agencies seeking accreditation must complete the following steps and remain in good standing as a Coalition partner. Accreditation renewal occurs every two years.
Agencies seeking accreditation will undergo an intensive review process to demonstrate achievement of specific criteria as they relate to each agency's respective area of humane education. Humane education programs must meet stringent requirements for proficiency in content and instruction, as outlined in the Coalition's Best Practices and Guidelines for Humane Education Programs.
The process begins with a preliminary application to ensure the agency meets the minimum standards for consideration. Additional documentation will be requested as ICEHE representatives review the agency and its humane education program. On-site assessments and/or videoconference interviews may be required as part of the review process.
Once accreditation is granted, the approved agency enters a reassessment cycle. Accreditation renewal occurs every two years to ensure ongoing compliance with the Coalition's best practices and guidelines for excellence. Agencies must also remain in good standing as a Coalition partner to maintain accreditation.
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