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Access the MBSAQIP Quality Portal

Initial Applicants for Accreditation

New centers seeking designation as a MBSAQIP-Accredited Center can apply using the MBSAQIP Quality Portal link above. It is required that all new centers submit an application before gaining access to the Pre-Review Questionnaire. 

Please note that your center must meet all standards and intend to actively pursue accreditation for the designation level sought prior to submitting an application. Please carefully review the MBSAQIP Standards prior to application.

Here is a brief overview of the accreditation process for initial applicants:

MBSAQIP Application Process

If you have not already done so, please review the Standards before proceeding with your application.

Existing MBSAQIP Centers

MBSAQIP-Accredited Centers are required to submit a renewal Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ) every three years to maintain accreditation.

Documentation from previous accreditation cycles, such as final Accreditation Reports and Annual Compliance Reports (ACRs), are accessible through the historical MBSAQIP Application Portal. Please note that the historical MBSAQIP Application Portal is only available for review of historical documentation. All current actions regarding your MBSAQIP Accreditation will be managed through the new MBSAQIP Quality Portal.

Here is a brief overview of the accreditation process for reaccrediting centers:

MBSAQIP Reaccreditation Process

The Primary Contact at your center has been issued a username and password for the MBSAQIP Quality Portal. Your center’s renewal Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ) will be made available six (6) months prior to your center’s accreditation end date and is due two (2) months after you are notified that the PRQ is available. A renewal notice will be sent via e-mail to the Primary Contact as a reminder with further details regarding the renewal process.


Date of Initial Accreditation

Next Triennial Renewal Date

Renewal Application Available
(6 months prior to renewal date)

Renewal Application Due
(4 months prior to renewal date)

Renewal Site Visit Date

January 1, 2005

January 1, 2020

July 1, 2019

September, 1, 201

December 1, 2019–January 31, 2020*

*This is a tentative date range assuming that all renewal materials are received on time per the schedule above.  The actual date of the site visit will be determined following submission and review of your completed renewal PRQ.

Upon submission of the PRQ, your center will be assigned to a MBSAQIP Program Coordinator who will be your primary point of contact for the duration of the application process.

International Data Collection Center Applicants

Participation as a Data Collection Center is now available to International Centers.

Please note that participation as a MBSAQIP Data Collection Center is NOT available to centers within the United States and Canada.

Data Collection Centers can apply using the MBSAQIP Quality Portal. No additional materials beyond the application are required for centers that are only seeking Data Collection participation. The bariatric surgeon leader at your center (MBS Director) is required to view the MBSAQIP Data Collection Webinar prior to applying. All staff or hospital administrators who will be integral to the successful implementation of a Data Collection program are encouraged, although not required, to view the webinar as well.

Stop Sign
BEFORE proceeding to the MBSAQIP Application Portal, you are REQUIRED to complete the following:

Review the MBSAQIP Data Collection Center Enrollment Checklist

Please review the checklist to verify eligibility and readiness for participation as a Data Collection Center.

Enrollment Checklist

Watch the MBSAQIP Data Collection Webinar

Please note that registration is required so that attendance by your MBS Director can be verified by the MBSAQIP. The webinar is pre-recorded so you may view it at your convenience.

MBSAQIP Data Collection Webinar


Both initial and reaccrediting centers are encouraged to participate in Ask MBSAQIP, our informal, monthly webinar series, and can also listen to previous recording posted.

MBSAQIP Standards