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Understanding the Reviewing Process

Understanding The Reviewing Process

  1. Once the Reviewer has been approved by AMC Institute Headquarters via Form 1005, the AMC shall provide the Reviewer the completed Accreditation Forms and customized company documentation. THESE MATERIALS SHALL BE TREATED AS HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL. THE REVIEWER SHALL BE THE ONLY ONE TO VIEW THESE MATERIALS. ALL MATERIALS SHALL BE RETURNED TO THE AMC AFTER THE REVIEW PROCESS IS COMPLETED OR WITHDRAWN.

  2. A desktop Review, based on the AMC's written submittals, shall be conducted first. The Reviewer is permitted to follow up by phone and/or written communication as necessary.

  3. An onsite Review, in which the Reviewer conducts an in-person Review at the AMC's company location, shall follow the desktop Review.

  4. Immediately following the onsite Review, the Reviewing firm shall submit the "Review Report" (Form # 1004) to the AMC and to AMC Institute.

    1. Review Passed: The AMC shall receive a congratulatory letter; a logo in electronic and hard copy formats to use on all materials and publications; and recognition on AMC Institute's web site.

    2. Review Incomplete: the Reviewer shall notify the AMC in writing. The Reviewer shall include and indicate the area(s) that need to be addressed.

    3. The AMC shall respond in writing directly to the Reviewer with an explanation and supporting information that addresses the area(s) of concern or shall withdraw its application for accreditation without prejudice. All monies and fees submitted to date shall be considered payment for services rendered to date.

  5. Review Passed: After additional review, the Reviewer may accept the written response and determine that accreditation status may be granted. At this point, procedure 4a. shall be followed.

    1. Review Incomplete: The AMC is permitted to respond by supplementing the Accreditation Forms and company documentation materials as requested and re-submit these materials to the Reviewer or is permitted to withdraw its application without prejudice. All monies and fees submitted to date shall be considered payment for services rendered to date.

    2. Review Passed: After additional review, the Reviewer is permitted to accept the additional documentation and determine that accreditation status is granted. At this point, procedure 4a. shall be followed.

    3. Review failed: If the AMC still does not pass the Review, the AMC shall withdraw its application without prejudice or appeal its application to the Accreditation Review Board in accordance with 6.1 of the License Agreement.

    4. An AMC Institute approved independent Reviewer other than the Reviewer that failed the AMC shall conduct the Appeal. The Accreditation Review Board shall review the documentation of the independent Reviewer. Upon review, the Board shall:

  • Affirm the "failure."

  • Permit further submittal of materials and information provided by the AMC.

  • Grant Accreditation.

If the Accreditation Review Board affirms the "failure" (see 5a above), there shall be an additional $500 appeals fee payable by the appealing AMC if further submittal and review of materials is required by the Board and the AMC elects to submit the additional requested materials.

An AMC failing to obtain accreditation shall not reapply for a period of no less than six months after notification of failure or withdrawing its application.

  • An AMC's accreditation shall be revoked by AMC Institute at anytime where failure to comply with the AMC Standard is determined.

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