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5

Application and Review Process

The following instructions will provide an approximate

timeframe for each step of the accreditation process.

Dependent upon your response time, the process

may be completed in as little as 90 days or can take

as long as 6 months.

1)

The school submits their completed application for

accreditation with the application fee to HVAC

Excellence.

2) A team member is assigned to work with the

school throughout the process.

3) An accreditation manual is sent to the school.

4) The school completes the self-study and submits

three (3) copies

to HVAC Excellence for review.

The self-study copies may be sent: digitally saved

on a USB flash drive, or on paper in 3 ring binders

to HVAC Excellence 1350 W. Northwest Hwy,

Mount Prospect, IL 60056. Average time for

completion is 120 days.

5) The HVAC Excellence accreditation review board

will assess the Self-Study and documents.

Average completion time is between 15 and 20

days, with a maximum of 45 days.

6) If HVAC Excellence finds the Self-Study and its

accompanying documents acceptable, an on-site

evaluation team will be selected, and a visitation

will be scheduled for the one-day on-site visit.

The onsite evaluation must be scheduled for a

time while classes are in session, and students

are present. Average time is between 15 and 20

days, with a maximum of 60 days.

7) Members of the HVAC Excellence accreditation

team will conduct an on-site evaluation of the

program to verify all of the information contained

within the Self-Study. Average time is 1 to 2 days.

8) The HVAC Excellence accreditation review board

assesses the on-site evaluation report and makes

a final determination. Average time is 30 days,

with a maximum of 45 days.

Accreditation Fees

$500.00 is due with the application for

accreditation.

$1,500.00 is due after review and acceptance of

the self-study and prior to on-site visit.

Actual expenses will be invoiced upon completion

of the on-site evaluation.

$600.00 team honorarium per member (2

person team).

Airfare and/or car mileage

Baggage Fees

Airport Parking

Transportation to and from airport

Ground Transportation (plus fuel)

Actual lodging expenses

Note:

If the school cancels a scheduled onsite visit

after the scheduled agreed upon date, the school

shall be responsible for any fees and expenses

incurred as a result of the cancellation. A future on-

site visit will not be scheduled until the fees

associated with the cancellation have been paid.

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