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Standards Review Committee


Every three years, ACDS draws on the knowledge and experience of service providers, site surveyors and other stakeholders, plus formal and informal feedback, to ensure that the CET Standards

  • are written clearly and concisely
  • reflect the current expectations of and leading developments in the field of Community Disability Services (CDS)
  • addresses or resolves issues identified in the field
  • can be applied consistently, ethically and professionally through the ACDS accreditation survey process

The Review Process

The Standards Review Committee

  • solicits and reviews feedback on the CET Standards
  • reviews
    • the intent of accreditation
    • the accreditation process
    • each CET Standard along with the preamble and indicators for each Standard
    • the documentation that is part of the CET Standards (e.g., Appendices)
  • makes recommendations and suggestions around the intent, content and wording
  • supports the ACDS Standards and Accreditation Department in completing the review and making the revisions

2016 CET Accreditation Standards

ACDS would like to thank all those who participated in the 2015-2016 Standards Review Committee; your time and experience were invaluable to us.

Although the Committee’s formal meetings have ended, ACDS still has much work to do before the 2016 version of the CET Accreditation Standards will be ready for dissemination.

That means there is still time for anyone who has an interest in CET to give us your thoughts. Just contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ACDS Head Office

160 3015-12 Street NE
Calgary, AB  T2E 7J2
Ph: (403) 250-9495
Fax: (403) 291-9864

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