Find out about the different accreditation levels and what these mean for a social service provider
Accreditation standards have 4 levels of accreditation. We use a levels framework to work out what your accreditation level should be.
What accreditation level your organisation needs to meet may depend on the services you're funded to provide.
Together contracting agencies and Te Kāhui Kāhu decide what services sit at what level in the framework. This determines the requirements you must meet to gain accreditation.
The accreditation standards are also divided across 4 levels of compliance. Your organisation's accreditation level determines what level of compliance you have to meet.
If you have a contract, it should tell you which accreditation level you need to have.
If you have contracts from multiple agencies, or from one agency for multiple services you will need to have:
The higher level will automatically cover the core standards at the lower level (note that in our framework, the lower the number the higher the level).
When you have completed the eligibility check process, we will send you the application form for the right level.
If you want to be accredited for delivering OSCAR services, you will need to meet the requirements of the:
If you want to be accredited to provide an inter-country adoption service you need to meet the requirements of the:
This has the highest level of compliance.
This has a significant level of compliance.
This has a substantial level of compliance.
This involves a reasonable level of compliance.