Request for Statements of Interest (RSI): Designation as Accrediting Entities

For Parties Interested in Seeking Department Designation as Accrediting Entities, to Accredit and Approve Adoption Service Providers in Intercountry Adoption.

For the first time since 2003, the U.S. Department of State invites interested non-profit organizations and State and Local Government Authorities with accrediting or licensing experience to apply to become accrediting entities (AEs).  AEs accredit agencies and approve persons that are active in intercountry adoption and monitor ongoing compliance with accreditation regulations. 

Details about the qualifications to become an AE and the information to be included with the Statement of Interest may be found at the following RSI link.

Due Date: March 22, 2013.

Details about how to submit applications are available at the RSI link.