While this book will be especially helpful to organizations seeking accreditation through the Association for Experiential Education, it will be equally useful to those seeking accreditation through other governing bodies, those in the development stages of creating experiential and adventure programs, as well as students of experiential education.
"Accreditation through AEE is an invaluable tool for assessing the quality of experiential programs. Your experts helped us evaluate and improve our program in a variety of important ways. AEE Accreditation sets the standard for high-quality outdoor, adventure and experience-based programming. I recommend AEE accreditation to any experiential program, and I recommend that anyone looking for a quality experiential program seek one that has earned their accreditation through AEE."
--Jeff Baierlein, Executive Director Boojum Institute for Experiential Education
About AEE Accreditation: After a rapid increase in experiential programs in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the need for standards of program quality, professional behavior, and appropriate risk management became imperative. In 1994, the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) responded to that need by developing the most comprehensive standards for common practices in the industry, becoming the nation's first recognized accreditation process focusing on experiential adventure programming. Since then, the AEE Accreditation Program's standards-based evaluation process by objective, independent reviewers has become the industry-accepted level of professional evaluation for experiential and adventure programs. Attaining accredited status through the AEE Accreditation Program is solid evidence of an organization's commitment to quality and safety, belief in professional standards, and allocation of resources toward continued excellence and improvement. Programs that achieve AEE Accredited status can be confident that they meet or exceed recognized industry standards.
There is also a later edition of this, 2nd edition.