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CEPH Adopts New Accreditation Criteria

On Monday, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) announced adoption of their revised accreditation criteria for schools of public health and public health programs. These new standards will apply for the next five years. You may find answers to many of your initial questions regarding compliance with the new criteria in CEPH’s implementation schedule. This schedule outlines two “courses” for accredited schools and programs to determine whether course one or course two is applicable, based on the expiration of the institution’s accreditation term.

CEPH also has posted other material: training timeline, a data elements comparison between 2011 and 2016 criteria, the data templates and a history of the criteria revision process, and have noted that the training timeline and other documents will be updated as additional details emerge.

Read CEPH’s Press Release.