Alberta Council of Disability Services

Raising Professional Standards through Accreditation

The ACDS CET accreditation program is the recognized benchmark in the Community Disability Services sector. CET addresses aspects of life that are important to Albertans with developmental disabilities who need to access quality services. It is the only accreditation process in Alberta that

  • was created for Albertans with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • was developed in consultation with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and with their families, guardians, and staff

Read about the 2021 CET Standards

Are you a new Service Provider?  Please read:  Steps to Providing Accredited Services in Alberta’s Community Disability Services Sector

The CET Standards include two primary Survey Types

CET Level 1
CET Level 2

CET offers these additional Survey Types

New Services Accreditation
Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Complex Support Needs Designation
Secure Treatment
Respite for Children, Youth and Adults with Disabilities

CET is the benchmark for service delivery

CET supports organizations committed to a higher degree of excellence

CET's Accreditation Resources page includes additional valuable information

  • CET Virtual Survey Relaunch Resources
  • CET Standards Manuals
  • CET Preparation Toolkit for the 2016 Standards
  • Field-related Federal and Provincial legislation
  • Guidelines for the Use of Medications that Influence Behaviour