If review of information indicates that major changes have occurred in an accredited program that may impact a program's ability to meet the Standards of Accreditation, an on-site evaluation may be requested. A special site visit would then be conducted to determine the program's degree of compliance with the Standards. A special site visit can be either focused or comprehensive, depending on the nature of the concerns. The letter of notification of this action from CVTEA will indicate the scope of the visit and any specific areas of concern.
Special site visits are conducted when it is necessary for the CVTEA to review information about the program that can only be obtained or documented on-site. The CVTEA may also request a special report from the involved program prior to conducting a special site visit. Special site visits are conducted for the following reasons:
Programs are responsible for all costs associated with a special site visit.
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