Accreditation Primer

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Everyone has to start somewhere


Accreditation Canada is the only accrediting body that has an introductory accreditation program for organizations that are new to accreditation and unfamiliar with how it works. Using one comprehensive set of standards, the Accreditation Primer helps organizations assess key areas of quality and safety and move to the Qmentum accreditation program.

The Accreditation Primer Standards address:

  • Client safety
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Medication management
  • Safe and appropriate service delivery
  • Safe and healthy worklife
  • Information management
  • Physical environment and equipment
  • Integrated quality improvement
  • Leadership
  • Sector-specific criteria

The Primer takes about 12 to 18 months to complete. Organizations that successfully complete the Primer are accredited for two years. During this time, they continue working on their quality improvement goals with Qmentum.

Find out about becoming a Primer client. Email learnmore@accreditation.ca.