At the Fall 2020 meeting of the ARC/STSA Board of Directors, the following determinations were made regarding Initial and Random/Continuing Site Visits as related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
A Virtual Site Visit Policy for Initial Applicants has been approved for programs that qualify during the public health crisis. Click here to review the policy posted on the ARC/STSA website.
All Random/Continuing Site Visits scheduled for 2020 have been postponed until 2021.
ARC/STSA will initiate virtual Random/Continuing Evaluations beginning January 1, 2021.
Programs previously scheduled for 2020 Random/Continuing evaluations will be prioritized for Virtual Site Visits over programs due for 2021 Random/Continuing evaluations.
On-ground site visits will be reinitiated once the ARC/STSA has determined that it is safe to conduct an on‐ground evaluation following the emergency period.

All programs will be notified of the ARC/STSA Random/Continuing Virtual Site Visit Policy by December 31, 2020. Scheduling of virtual random/continuing evaluations will begin in January 2021.

Inquiries related to virtual random/continuing evaluations should be sent to Please utilize Random/Continuing VSV as the subject line.