There is a 4-step process to achieve accreditation, which must then be renewed.
Step 1. Eligibility Request
A formal application is submitted to ADI for consideration for accreditation. The application will include but is not limited to: information on the applying organisation or training programme, the type of training courses provided by organisation, the level of training, national and local context, and information on participants within each course.
Step 2. Accreditation Visit
Following acceptance for the accreditation process, your organisation will be visited by a member of the ADI accreditation panel and will undertake a review. This review will include an assessment of your organisation and the training programmes offered.
In advance of the visit, a self-assessment report will be completed and sent to ADI by your organisation.
Step 3. Accreditation of organisation/training programmes
Following the review visit by the ADI accreditation panel, a member of the panel will write a report setting out the final assessment of the provider/training programme against the ADI standards, together with its recommendation to the ADI Accreditation Board regarding accreditation.
It should reflect the consensus opinion of all those on the panel. The recommendation will be for 3-year accreditation, 1-year accreditation , or no accreditation.
The final report will be presented at the next ADI accreditation board meeting for ratification.
Step 4. Continuous review/on-going development
Your organisation will respond to or undertake any recommendations or suggestions set by the ADI accreditation panel from the review.
These recommendations and suggestions are intended to help your organisation further develop and enhance training programmes.
As part of the continuous review process, your organisation will be expected to provide annual updates to ADI. This will also facilitate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for carers and their trainers.
Step 5. Reaccreditation
To continue being an ADI accredited organisation or have ADI accredited training programmes, re-accreditation will normally be required every 3 years.
A re-accreditation visit will need to be formally requested by an organisation.