Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
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Accreditation Standards, Policies and Procedures, and Guidelines

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) accredits nurse anesthesia programs within the United States and Puerto Rico that award post-master’s certificates, master’s, or doctoral degrees, including programs offering distance education.  The COA also offers accreditation for postgraduate CRNA fellowships.  The manuals below contain the accreditation Standards for nurse anesthesia educational programs and postgraduate CRNA fellowships, and describe the policies and procedures that govern the accreditation of these programs by the COA.  If you have any questions or suggestions for future revisions, please contact us at accreditation@coa.us.com.