Accreditation refers to the certification (recogition), by some form of authoritory, of compliance with specified standards. Accreditation can be a useful workforce development strategy as it has the potential to ensure the quality of services and service delivery and ensure levels of competency and professionalism.
There are two main forms of accreditation:
- Organisational accreditation which refers to the accreditation of treatment agencies.
- Worker accreditation which refers to the accreditation of individual AOD specialist workers.