Accreditation by COA is a rigorous vetting process that involves a lengthy and in-depth review of every element of an agency’s practices. The extensive process culminates in a thorough three day audit by a team of independent auditors. On July 2018, we received our COA accreditation. We not only passed the audit, but we received an extremely high score.
To date, COA has accredited over 2,200 organizations and programs serving more than 7 million individuals and families. In addition, COA has separate Accreditation Programs for private organizations, public agencies, Canadian organizations, military family readiness programs, child and youth development programs, and international adoption programs. The Credit Counselling Society is extremely proud to be in such good company and to operate with full confidence that our practices and operations are among the best in North America and beyond.