About the Process
What to Expect During the Application Process
Determine appropriate accreditation level for your institution.
Prepare documents for online application (see sample documents tab in FAQs).
Create a login and complete application via online portal.
Submit application fee.
Applicants will be notified of a decision within 8 weeks after submitting their application.
The following criteria outline the minimum standards for accreditation of a PACED-accredited ED in three levels. Institutions seeking accreditation will be required to submit a completed online application along with required documentation and an application fee. Submitted applications will be reviewed for completeness by ACEP PACED staff first, followed by a comprehensive evaluation by a team of ACEP-appointed physician reviewers.
Once the reviewer completes the evaluation, all applications must be approved by the PACED Board of Governors. Once approved, hospitals will receive an accreditation certificate.
Download: Preparing for PACED accreditation A Step by step guide (PDF)