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Reaccreditation Process

If you are a recertifying center, you will receive an e-mail late August the year before your survey is due, with further instructions on starting the recertification process.

Reaccreditation survey will assess breast center's activity from the last complete year (most current 12 month period). In preparation for survey, the breast program leader (BPL) should review the current NAPBC Standards Manual—which would be the year of your reaccreditation notification, for example, if you are due for resurvey in 2014, you will be evaluated on the 2013 standards manual. In addition to reviewing the standards manual, review your last performance report and resolved deficiencies from your initial survey, which is available to you in PDF format on your NAPBC Center Portal. For additional resources, you may also refer to the Center Resources section when logging into your center portal. Additional NAPBC resources may be found on the website.

NAPBC Fee Structure and Timetable



NAPBC accreditation requires survey application record updates and an onsite visit every three years.
*An invoice will be generated when you submit your updated application page to the NAPBC. Payment of the fee is due within 30 days of receipt of invoice.


Satellite Accreditation
On the application page you will be asked to identify any centers associated with your main breast center that you wish to be included on your accreditation record. In order to qualify as a satellite, these centers must meet the following criteria:

  1. Shared leadership with main center
  2. Shared interdisciplinary breast cancer conference
  3. Shared medical records (electronic or paper)
  4. Must see patients at this center


If your center is affiliated with a Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited program, you can find additional information on how to be considered for CoC/NAPBC Collaboration Surveys, Please note: CoC/NAPBC Collaboration Survey requests will not be accepted after September of every year; cost and length of the survey is the same (about 6 hours), and CoC Network and VA facilities will not be considered.

Survey extensions or postponements are discouraged. Please refer to the NAPBC Standards Manual for survey extensions and postponement policy.

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