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Department Accreditation 

The accreditation programs involves a comprehensive review of a state banking department or mortgage agency. Departments are evaluated against a set of standards and best practices to ensure they have the authorities, processes, and resources to serve as an effective regulator. Please follow the steps below if your agency is interested in seeking accreditation or getting re-accredited. 


Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the accreditation program



Step 2: Ensure your agency can meet the minimum standards



Step 3: If this is an initial accreditation review of your agency, please contact the Director of Accreditation,  ( as soon as possible to arrange a date for your onsite review. The accreditation schedule is typically set 6 to 12 months in advance. For re-accreditation, the Director will be contacting you to schedule your review.


Step 4: Complete and Sign the Accreditation Contract



Step 5: Complete the Self-Evaluation Questionnaire (SEQ)




Step 6: Complete the statistical information form



Step 7: Compile a complete employee list of your department in order for CSBS staff to set up the interview schedule for the on-site visit.  Include length of service for each employee listed, and their specialty.


Step 8: Email Matt Comber no later than 45 days prior to your on-site visit for directions on how to submit your completed application.


Matt Comber
Director, Accreditation
(202) 728-5750


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