AAAHC Surveyors

We anticipate that we will begin accepting applications for accreditation surveyors on Monday, April 3, 2017, and will continue to accept applications through Friday, May 12, 2017.

We will provide a link to the application no later than the week of March 27.

The required qualifications are as follows:

  • Must be an actively practicing health care professional employed or privileged by an ambulatory health care organization.
  • Must have current or prior direct involvement with the accreditation process in an ambulatory health care organization accredited by AAAHC.
  • Applicants for the AAAHC surveyor position are required to possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree unless:

    1. The applicant has clinical training such as an RN; and/or
    2. The applicant is a licensed healthcare professional.

Note: If you are retired from practice or employment, you do not possess the required qualifications.

Accreditation Surveyors

NOTE: if you are interested in the Life Safety Code® Surveyor position, see the link titled "Life Safety Code® Surveyor."

The application process is currently closed. To see information about the position and requirements, click on the link below.


Click here to view a position description and details of ongoing requirements for accreditation surveyors. Be sure that you meet all of the qualifications, and are able to meet all of the ongoing commitments, prior to submitting an application to become a surveyor.

Training Programs

Training consists of three segments:

  1. Prior to the in-person program, trainees complete two to three hours of self-instruction and a preparatory assignment.
  2. Trainees attend a 2 1/2 day, in-depth classroom session addressing the Accreditation Association's philosophy, Standards, and survey procedures. 
  3. Once training is complete, new surveyors conduct their first two surveys with an experienced surveyor. Training continues as the new accreditation surveyor participates as a team member on subsequent surveys with experienced surveyors.

Ongoing education of accreditation surveyors regarding new Standards, survey procedures and AAAHC activities is accomplished through webinars, newsletters, and required attendance at a bi-annual refresher training program.

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Life Safety Code® Surveyors

Life Safety Code® surveyors assess compliance with the physical environment standards required of Medicare-certified ambulatory surgery facilities.

Currently, the application process is closed. Please continue to check this page for updates. 

Click here to view a position description that provides information about required qualifications and ongoing requirements of the Life Safety Code® surveyor position.

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