Evaluation Process


After reviewing the application and supplemental documentation, a trained AFA EIC specialist will be connected to the facility and provide the one-day, on-site evaluation.

Here is an overview of the process:

  • Introductory conference call
  • On-site evaluation
  • AFA EIC specialist review of evaluation findings with¬† on-site coordinator
  • Development growth & innovation plan
  • Follow-up evaluation*

*if needed – A follow-up evaluation is only required if the AFA EIC specialist notes deficits during the evaluation and the facility does not meet the standards set forth by AFA. Specific guidelines will be provided to the on-site coordinator to assist the facility in meeting the qualification requirements, during the conference call with AFA and the AFA EIC specialist. A follow up evaluation will be scheduled to review areas that did not meet standards during first evaluation.