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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
NATIONAL ACCREDITATION PROGRAM FOR BREAST CENTERS

Apply for Accreditation

Thank you for your interest in accreditation by the National Accreditation for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The NAPBC provides the structure and resources you need to develop and operate a high-quality breast program. NAPBC-accredited programs follow a model for organizing and managing a breast program that facilitates multidisciplinary, integrated, and comprehensive breast disease and breast cancer services.

Achieving accreditation by the NAPBC shows your breast care team is committed to providing the best care available through the entire course of treatment.

Key Application Dates

If your breast program is submitting an application for a site visit in 2023:

*The COVID-19 Accreditation Tracker may not be used in lieu of standard compliance 

New Program Checklist

Applications should not be submitted until the program can demonstrate one calendar year of compliance.

Pre-Submission

Submission

Post-Submission

  • Receive formal notification of the site visit date.
  • Undergo a site visit by a NAPBC-trained Site Reviewer.
  • Receive the Accreditation Report, which documents the site visit results, within 45 days of the site visit or as soon as practical thereafter.
  • Promote your NAPBC accreditation.

Benefits of NAPBC Accreditation

Education and Training

Web-based education and in-person workshops to educate about the standards, best practices to support compliance with the standards, and tips and techniques for preparing for the site visit. 

Tools and Templates

Resources to assist you in recording and tracking your breast program activity for select standards in between, and in preparation for, site visits.

Program Support

Access to the CAnswer Forum online community to ask questions, search topics, and connect with breast program colleagues across the country to share best practices. 

Marketing Resources

Promote your NAPBC-accreditation to your community with a variety of resources made available to accredited programs including certificates, posters, and banner stands. Your breast program is also promoted to the public through the American College of Surgeons Find an Accredited Program tool.

Find NAPBC Accredited Centers

Accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is granted only to those centers that are voluntarily 
committed to providing the best possible care to patients with 
diseases of the breast.

Become a Site Reviewer

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Site Reviewer Profiles

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Standards

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