Standard 1

The authorizer maintains and communicates at all levels of the organization a purpose and direction for continuous improvement that commits to providing programs and services, active learning, high expectations and quality oversight for professional practice as well as shared values and beliefs.

Short cuts to: 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3


The authorizer engages in a systematic, inclusive and comprehensive process to review, revise and communicate the authorizer’s purpose.


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The authorizer’s leadership and staff at all levels commit to a culture that is based on shared values and beliefs that include oversight of relevant and targeted educational programs and services, equitable support, active engagement in learning, application of knowledge and skills and high expectations for professional practice.


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The authorizer’s leadership implements a continuous improvement process that provides clear direction for improving conditions that support learning and organizational effectiveness.


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