CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

CQL Accreditation for ANCOR Members

Grounded in over 45 years of leadership and peer-reviewed research, CQL Accreditation promotes excellence in person-centered services and supports that lead to increased quality of life. It’s about continuous improvement in your organization. But beyond that, it is about providing your organization with the tools to empower the people you support, to live the lives they want to live. 

CQL's accreditation menu offers broader choices to organizations, connecting you to the accreditation experience that best fits your needs. Whether your organization is just starting the journey or continuing it, CQL will help identify the path that's right for you. The section below provides general information about CQL Accreditation, but if you would like more detailed descriptions of the process, visit our CQL Accreditation page to learn more.

If you are pursuing CQL Accreditation, please be sure to mention that you are a ANCOR Member, in order to take advantage of the 5% discount.

* This discount can not be used in conjunction with other discounts


Quality Assurances Accreditation

  • Three year accreditation term with two onsite visits
  • Ideal for organizations new to CQL
  • Focuses on Basic Assurances®, Shared Values®, Responsive Services, Community Life and CQL’s Personal Outcome Measures®
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Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation

  • Four year accreditation term with one onsite visit and two offsite visits
  • Ideal for organizations with a quality management system
  • Builds on Basic Assurances®, Shared Values® and Personal Outcome Measures®
  • Focused on engaging stakeholders in establishing an organizational plan, based on What Really Matters to people
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Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation, With Distinction

  • Four year term with one onsite visit and two offsite visits
  • Ideal for organizations utilizing data via CQL certified trainers/ interviewers
  • Builds on Basic Assurances®, Shared Values®, Personal Outcome Measures® and a quality management system
  • Focused on engaging stakeholders in development of a What Really Matters plan
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(RFE forms can be filled out electronically and emailed to RFE@thecouncil.org)



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