Credit.org Achieves National Accreditation
COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency's performance. Credit.org has been accredited by COA since 1993. Reaccreditation occurs every four years and attests that a member organization continues to meet the highest national operating standards as set by COA. It also provides both new and existing clients the assurance that credit.org is performing relevant community services, conducting its operations in a quality focused manner.
"We're extremely pleased with our continuing accreditation,"
COA evaluated all aspects of credit.org's programs, services, management, and administration, using a detailed review and analysis of the organization's service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. These standards ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce.
To achieve COA accreditation, credit.orgfirst provided an extensive level of documentation as evidence of compliance with the COA standards. Thereafter, a group of specially trained Peer Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff and clients.
Based on their findings, COA's Accreditation Commission voted that credit.orghad successfully met the criteria for accreditation.
An endorsement of COA and the value of its accreditation process is reflected in it being named by the U.S. State Department as the sole national independent accrediting body under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to accredit intercountry adoption service providers. In addition, COA is the only national accreditor designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop accreditation standards and processes for human service programs provided to military personnel and their families.
Since 1974, credit.org has helped over four million people become more financially informed, stable and resilient. Based in Riverside, California, credit.org delivers financial coaching, credit and debt management, and housing education to people from across the nation through robust, user-friendly websites, call center and certified counselors.
Credit.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974 with the mission of improving the financial well-being of individuals and families. Credit.org is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-
The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 organizations — voluntary, public, and proprietary;