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MBSAQIP Application Portal

Initial Applicants

New centers (not currently participating in the MBSAQIP) seeking status as a MBSAQIP Accredited Center can apply using the MBSAQIP Application Portal link above. It is required that all new centers submit a pre-application before gaining access to the application. Click “Register a New Center” within the MBSAQIP Application Portal to access the pre-application.

Please note that your center must meet all standards and intend to actively pursue accreditation for the designation level sought prior to submitting a pre-application. Centers that submit a pre-application on or after June 1, 2016 will be reviewed against the 2016 MBSAQIP Standards Manual v2.0 and site visits under these standards will begin in October 2016.

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


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

The application for participation as a MBSAQIP Data Collection Center is not currently available. Please note that participation as a MBSAQIP Data Collection Center is not a prerequisite for designation as an Accredited Center.

Existing MBSAQIP Centers

MBSAQIP Accredited Centers are required to submit a renewal application every three years to maintain accredited status.

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


The Primary Contact at your center has been issued a username and password for the MBSAQIP Application Portal. Your center’s renewal application will be made available six (6) months prior to your center’s expiration date and is due four (4) months prior. A renewal notice will also be sent via e-mail to the Primary Contact as a reminder with further details regarding the application 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, 2007

January 1, 2016

July 1, 2015

September, 1, 2015

December 1, 2015–January 31, 2016*

*This is a tentative date range assuming that all application 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 application.

Upon submission of the application, 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. 


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 and Pathways

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)