To be eligible for the Transformation Initiative accreditation pathway, a provider must be accredited without unmet standards and be able to show evidence in a Self-Study Report (SSR), outlined below, that it meets CAEP standards. Providers seeking accreditation for the first time may be eligible for the Transformation Initiative under special circumstances. All providers considering the Transformation Initiative pathway should confer with CAEP staff before proceeding with the process. In addition, providers must receive prior written support from their state education agency to engage in a Transformation Initiative project. A copy of the Transformation Initiative RFP can be found below.

In general, the provider should submit its Transformation Initiative Plan as much as five years prior to the scheduled self-study report so that following agreement with CAEP there will be sufficient time to have the research project well under way by the time of the site visit.