American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Site Visit Application

Please note: We are currently accepting virtual site visit applications to be scheduled in July, August, October, and December 2022 and beyond. We are no longer accepting applications for 2021 through June 2022, or for September and November 2022.  New centers will be scheduled based on capacity.

If you previously sent in a site visit application and received an email confirming receipt of it, you do not need to re-apply. Your center will be contacted when scheduling begins for your requested dates.

As a reminder, trauma centers that received a 1-year verification extension (COVID-19 extension) should submit their application based on the new expiration date.

Applying for a Site Visit

The virtual site visit application is found on the TQP Account Center. Click on the link below to log into the Account Center. If you are a brand-new trauma center, click on the "Join a Program" link to get started. 

Access the Site Visit Application

Level I Trauma Centers, please see the Orthopaedic Trauma Leader (OTL) section about additional documentation needed.

Download the OTL Form for CD 9-5

In addition to completing the site visit application, all Level I Trauma Centers must also complete the OTL form and return it to the VRC office with a copy of the OTL's curriculum vitae.

Following Your Application Submission

Access to the online hospital Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ) will be provided upon receipt of the application. The PRQ must be marked "complete" 30 calendar days prior to the confirmed visit dates.

We will do our best to schedule your visit according to your preferred start date. If the preferred date is not possible, the VRC office will contact the trauma program manager to find an alternative. Visit dates may be confirmed up to 90 days prior to the dates requested on the application. If you need to change your requested visit dates prior to the visit being confirmed, please contact the VRC office as soon as possible. Change requests will be considered as availability permits.

Cancellation Policy

Site visits cancelled or rescheduled within 60 days of the scheduled visit date will forfeit an annual fee to cover processing and scheduling costs.