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The NCLHD Accreditation Process involves three key steps: the completion of the Health Department Self-Assessment Instrument (HDSAI), a Site Visit and adjudication by the NCLHD Accreditation Board. The resources in this section provide details on each step of this process.

Accreditation Documents

The Health Department Self-Assessment materials along with all of the documents included in the 90-day notification letter can be found on this page. View Accreditation Documents

Accreditation Process Handbook

The Accreditation Process Handbook provides an overview of the NCLHD Accreditation Process, including the history of the program, enabling legislation and an overview of the process. View Handbook (pdf)

Accreditation Process Flowchart

Accreditation is a four-year process. The Accreditation Process Flowchart outlines each step of the accreditation process including links to key resources. View Flowchart

Accreditation Schedule and Contact List

Learn when each health department goes through their accreditation cycle and find contact information. View Schedule

Vocabulary and Abbreviations

The vocabulary document contains definitions for common terms used in the Accreditation Program as well as commonly used abbreviations. View Vocabulary

New to Accreditation

Anyone who is new to the NCLHD Accreditation process can visit this page to learn how to get started. View New to Accreditation