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What is the process for not applicable requests for reaccreditation?

FLETA reaccreditation occurs every five years and is an independent review of an academy or program. For each reaccreditation cycle, agencies must submit not applicable (NA) requests following the same process outlined in the FLETA Procedures and Standards Manual. The NA request covers the entire reaccreditation cycle unless changes to the program and/or academy occur that negate the request.

What is the process for an accredited program or academy unable to conduct training during the entire reaccreditation cycle?

The FLETA Procedures and Standards Manual (2015 Edition) states:

As with initial accreditation, if the agency had no opportunity to employ a particular directive/policy as it relates to the standard for a specific year(s), a memorandum signed by the AO attesting to that fact is sufficient to indicate continued compliance. (pg. 24)

What is the new procedure regarding supporting evidence for academy accreditation/reaccreditation with the “50% rule”?

The FLETA Procedures and Standards Manual 2015 Edition states-

Supporting evidence must exist to indicate the academy is in compliance with each applicable academy standard. The goal is to show compliance with the FLETA standards throughout the academy. The number of training programs used for supporting evidence will be based on the number of training programs within the academy.

The goal is to show compliance with FLETA standards throughout the academy.

How long should we maintain our FLETA accreditation materials?

Each FLETA accreditation cycle is an independent review of an academy and/or program. Once accredited, the original proofs of compliance are not applicable for reaccreditation. Therefore, the FLETA Board does not require that agencies maintain accreditation files past the cycle in which the academy and/or program were accredited. Each agency is responsible for maintaining and disposing of accreditation documentation in accordance with the agency’s records disposition schedule. 

How can we recommend changes, additions, or deletions to the FLETA Standards?

The FLETA community can suggest the creation, deletion, or revision of FLETA Standards through the “Standards Revision Form”.

The “Standards Revision Form” is available on the FLETA HSIN Community website in the Resources section. Download and complete Section 1 of the form. Unless submitted by a current Board member, the form must have the name and title of a supervisor within the agency who concurs with the recommendation. Submit the completed form to the Office of Accreditation. The form can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.