ACDS offers New Services Accreditation to organizations that have achieved the status of Qualified Service Provider by the Government of Alberta. New Services Accreditation is required of all new service providers to be eligible to provide support to individuals with disabilities.
As of April 1, 2022, all New Services Accreditation designations are deemed provisional and valid for a period of one year only before full CET Level 1 Accreditation is required.
This limited provisional accreditation status reflects:
It is only at CET Level 1 Accreditation that ACDS can provide a full assessment of mandatory service outcomes and performance, examining service provision through, for example, conversations and interviews with individuals in service, staff, and management. CET Level 1 Accreditation is valid for three years.