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Award Periods.
Certification and Accreditation awards are granted for three-year periods.  The month (January, May or September) and year in which the award is granted by the Commission is referred to as the agency’s anniversary date.  To avoid any lapse in status, an agency must successfully complete its on-site assessment and review before the Commission, on or before its anniversary date.  Failure to successfully achieve re-certification or re-accreditation on or before the agency’s anniversary date, without written approval from the Commission authorizing an extension on the agency’s on-site assessment, will cause the agency’s award status to lapse and change to self-assessment.

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