Planning for Certification

Planning for Certification

Institutions that are candidates for CPCA Certification are required to complete a self-study followed by a site visit.

The self-study has two parts:

1. Administrative Function

2. Academic Programs

The self-study is usually completed in 3 to 6 months.
Candidate Institutions may take up to three years to complete their self-study.

​Candidate Institutions are assigned a Staff Mentor to advise them with the planning process and the submission of the Self-Study.

​CPCA Certification Consultants are available to assist the Candidate Institutions with the preparation of the Self-Study.