Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join
Agency Accreditation
Share |

AACE Agency Accreditation Program


The forms are not yet available as they are under revision, but will continue soon.

 

The American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) Accreditation Program has been in development over the last two years and I am pleased to announce that the Board has unanimously approved the program. One of our own AACE members, Scott Neumeyer from the City of Plano Texas, championed this effort, in part, as a means of ensuring that minimum standards are maintained as well as acknowledge those states that strive to be leaders of this industry. This will be the first nationally recognized accreditation program solely for code enforcement agencies. The Accreditation Standards have been developed to set forth requirements for obtaining and maintaining (AACE) accreditation, for agencies responsible for enforcement of codes and ordinances, laws or statutes relating to the health safety and welfare within their jurisdictions. These standards are intended to insure a uniform level of professionalism and level of service with all accredited code agencies, thereby increasing communities ‘confidence in the policies and practices of an agency and the overall code enforcement profession.

 

Code agencies can operate in confidence that their operations have been reviewed by formal third party, and have demonstrated that they are competent

 

Accredited agencies will have the benefit of being able to share their Standards amongst one another

 

The program provides a certification for the department aside from individuals

 

Sets values of excellence for our profession and improve the level of professionalism

 

Increased effectiveness and improved customer service 

 

Considered among the best code enforcement agencies across the nation   

 

The standards have been developed to apply to both large and small departments and to keep costs affordable for all enforcement agencies. The process consists of an initial application and fee, and upon agreement of the application the agency will then reply with their answers to the “Standards of Accreditation”.  The Standards identify how an agency operates under seven main criteria involving everything from jurisdictional information, staffing, policies and procedures and reporting. The information submitted will then be reviewed by the Accreditation Committee and once found favorable the certificate will be issued. The certification is valid for 5 years, as long as the annual reports are submitted as required and the agency remains in compliance with all program rules.  See the attached information for a comprehensive view of the program and the requirements of the program. If you have additional questions you may contact Tana Bryant at tbryant@annistonal.gov or kbeene@aurora-il.org at your earliest convenience.         

 

We believe that this will be a wonderful opportunity to promote, enhance and improve code enforcement operations nationally.

 

Best Regards,

 

Kelvin Beene

AACE President

 

Accreditation Standards 

Accreditation Application

 

Membership Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal