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Books - Standards for Adventure Programs

Books - Standards for Adventure Programs

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New Editions of AEE’s Accreditation Standards!

October 24, 2023

The AEE Accreditation Council is excited to announce the publication of the 8th edition of the Manual of Accreditation Standards for Adventure Programs and the 3rd edition of the Manual of Accreditation for Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Programs.

Both accreditation standards manuals are significant revisions and include numerous improvements. The review process included consultations with experienced reviewers and many other experts in the fields of Adventure Education and Adventure Therapy. The new editions were carefully reviewed and edited to ensure standards are current, clear, and avoid redundancy. A new feature, Considerations, was included to help readers understand the issues to be addressed. Additionally, another new feature provides examples of the breadth of evidence of compliance that may apply to program contexts and the populations served. Terms in the Glossary of Terms are updated to better reflect how they should be interpreted by organizations seeking AEE Accreditation.

After becoming accredited, organizations report that going through the self-assessment process and finding ways for them to meet unmet accreditation standards significantly improves their programs. The new editions of the standards manuals will make this step in the process even more valuable and rewarding.

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