Accreditation Handbook for State Agencies
This handbook contains all of the information about the CSBS Accreditation Program for state agencies.
Accreditation Annual Review
The Accreditation Annual Review is now a component of the Profile of State Regulatory Agencies Platform. The new Profile Platform will allow state regulatory agencies to review and update agency specific data, accumulate state data and provide enhanced reporting and analysis capabilities.
In addition, accredited agencies will be able to track their accreditation recommendations between their five-year reviews and provide annual updates as required by the accreditation program and the Performance Standards Committee.
NOTE: If you are an accreditation user for your agency and would like access to this system, please contact the CSBS Accreditation Team or 202-808-3556.
Access the Profile / Accreditation Annual Review System
Accreditation 5-Year Review
Effective January 1, 2018, agencies will complete the new SEQ (available in PDF format for your review under Accreditation Resources) on the Accreditation Online System (AOS).
NOTE: If you are an accreditation user for your agency and do not receive an email to set up your account or are interested in accessing the AOS, please contact the CSBS Accreditation Team or 202-808-3556.
Access the 5-Year Accreditation Online System
What is Accreditation?
The CSBS Bank & Mortgage Accreditation involves an in-depth review of an agency’s policies, procedures, and operations to determine if it meets the standards set forth by the Performance Standards Committee (PSC). A state seeking accreditation for the first time or a state seeking its five-year re-accreditation must complete the self-evaluation questionnaire (SEQ), which includes several sections broken into multiple topics. The agency is asked to answer a series of questions and rate themselves against the corresponding standard. The agency can add documentation to support its answers and ratings.