INVITATION: How to Become Accredited by July 14, 2014 - A Conference Call with the Council on Accreditation

On July 14, 2014, a new law goes into effect requiring all agencies and persons providing adoption services in Hague Convention and Orphan process cases to be accredited, approved, supervised or exempted under the Hague accreditation regulations. The U.S. Department of State designated the Council on Accreditation (COA) as the entity responsible for accrediting/approving adoption service providers in intercountry adoption. COA's Jayne Schmidt, Hague Accreditation Program Manager, will explain how an ASP can still become accredited before the deadline of July 14, 2014.

The U.S. Department of State invites all ASPs not yet accredited to a conference call explaining how to become accredited before the new law goes into effect on July 14, 2014. ASPs will have the opportunity to hear from the Council on Accreditation about the steps ASPs must take to obtain accreditation or approval. Also highlighted will be how to become a supervised provider and what an exempted provider is.


Thursday, June 6, 2013.


Dial in information

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EDT

1-888-363-4749 (in USA)
1-215-446-3662 (outside USA)
Passcode: 6276702#

For more information about the UAA, see the Department of State's notice of January 15, 2014, The Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 becomes law.

For more information about accreditation and the Hague accreditation regulations, see Agencies.