The Commission for the Accreditation of Pastoral and Psychotherapy Training (CAPPT) Accreditation Site Review and Report Fee Structure -- by Brian H. Childs, Chair, CAPPT

05 Dec 2016 9:01 AM | Krista Argiropolis (Administrator)

Beginning in December of 2016, all site reviews for the accreditation of training centers and programs are the responsibility of CAPPT. The directing of these reviews to CAPPT as an independent accrediting body was made by the Governing Council of CPSP. In fact, the first site review to be performed by CAPPT will be completed before the end of the current year and it is anticipated that there will be more than 12 reviews in the calendar year 2017.

After careful deliberation the Board of Trustees of CAPPT have initiated a fee schedule for all site reviews. The fees for an accreditation review are as follows:

  • $250.00 per diem for each person performing the site review
    • CAPPT will determine if more than one reviewer is needed based on a number of factors including size of the training program etc.
  • $250.00 for the writing and delivery of the site review report to CAPPT
    • If there are more than one site reviewer this fee will be split by the reviewers
  • All expenses for travel, room and board, parking, and other incidentals
    • Normally the site will arrange for housing if needed and receipts must be rendered for all expenses. Every effort will be made to arrange for the reviewers to be in as close proximity to the site being reviewed in order to keep these expenses reasonable. CAPPT will arrange the identification of the site reviewers and may consult with the AOC or the Chapter of Diplomates for this purpose. The selection of the reviewers is the responsibility of CAPPT alone

Brian H. Childs, Chair, CAPPTThe payment of the per diem, the report fee and all expenses are the responsibility for payment by the site being reviewed. CAPPT will provide an invoice that the site reviewer(s) can use to facilitate the payment of these fees. CAPPT does not directly bill for these services. However CAPPT will not complete the accreditation process until all of these fees have been paid.

The process for accreditation is outlined in the accreditation manual found on the CPSP website as well as the CAPPT site. The CPSP Accreditation Oversight Committee (AOC) keeps track of those programs ready for review, mentors those programs in the process of developing the self-study and then refers the application for accreditation to the Executive Chapter of CPSP. The Executive Chapter will then decide if the center is ready for the independent CAPPT review and if it is forwards the material on to CAPPT. CAPPT will then decide on who and how many site reviewers will be needed, recruit the reviewer(s) and then send a contract to both the site being reviewed and the reviewer(s) explaining both the site review process and the fees attended to that review. After the completion of the site review report that report along with the site self-study is referred to a committee of CAPPT for review and then that is sent to the entire CAPPT board for a final decision for accreditation including potential notations for remediation and completion if needed. All reviews are valid for seven (7) years. Again, refer to the CAPPT Accreditation Manual for all of the requirements for a review.

Brian H. Childs
Chair, CAPPT