Consistent with 22 CFR 96.4(b), the Department has identified geographic jurisdictions, based on existing federal regions, for each AE in consideration of equitable distribution of workload. Each AE will be responsible for accrediting, approving, monitoring, and overseeing ASPs whose primary offices, as reported in the public facing ASP directory as of June 2, 2022 (the date of signature on the Memoranda of Agreements), are located in the states within each AE’s assigned jurisdiction as follows:
CEAS’s jurisdiction comprises the following regions/states:
Region 1 - New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region 2 - Northeast and Caribbean: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Region 3 - Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Region 5 - Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Region 6 - Heartland: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Region 10 - Northwest Arctic: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
National Capital: Washington, DC
IAAME’s jurisdiction comprises the following regions/states:
Region 4 - Southeast Sunbelt: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Region 7 - Greater Southwest: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Region 8 - Rocky Mountain: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Region 9 - Pacific Rim: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam
The Department, IAAME, and CEAS are working together to ensure a smooth assumption of CEAS’s AE role and transition of relevant workload from IAAME to CEAS. The Department will inform ASPs individually which AE they have been assigned, based on the jurisdiction noted above. Until CEAS officially assumes the AE role, IAAME has the authority and responsibility to accredit, approve, monitor, and oversee all ASPs. CEAS and IAAME will implement Department-approved transition plans for all aspects of AE work related to accreditation, approval, monitoring and oversight for ASPs that will be transferred from IAAME’s to CEAS’s jurisdiction.
The Department will disseminate further information about CEAS’s assumption of duties, the transition of some ASPs from IAAME to CEAS, ASP fees, and other aspects of this change as it becomes available.