SAN DIEGO & NEW YORK--()--The Council on Accreditation (COA), an international accreditor of community-based social and behavioral healthcare services, and Essential Learning, the leading provider of e-learning solutions to the behavioral health and human service industries, today announced their partnership to develop a series of online courses designed to assist organizations throughout the accreditation process.
“We are excited to partner with COA, an internationally respected accrediting body, to develop new COA designed courses that will help organizations prepare for COA accreditation”
The goal is to create a series of self-paced, online courses which will be developed by Essential Learning and made available through COA. Essential Learning will serve as the approved exclusive online training partner for COA. Additionally, COA will review and approve Essential Learning’s existing crosswalk of their online content to COA’s accreditation standards. Combined, these initiatives will help meet COA’s aim to provide superior training and support tools to accredited, in-process and prospective organizations.
Richard Klarberg, COA’s President & CEO said, “This partnership supports COA’s commitment to provide organizations with the very best and most effective tools throughout the accreditation process, so that they in turn, are able to deliver high quality services to their clients.”
“We are excited to partner with COA, an internationally respected accrediting body, to develop new COA designed courses that will help organizations prepare for COA accreditation,” said Rick Rattray, President of Essential Learning. “E-learning has proven to be a highly effective, as well as cost-efficient training methodology. Our years of providing successful e-learning solutions to nonprofit, community-based care giving organizations give us an excellent understanding of the needs of this business sector and we look forward to bringing this expertise to our COA partnership.”
COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. Over 2,000 organizations—voluntary, public and proprietary, local and statewide, large and small—have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. In addition to standards for private social service and behavioral health care organizations, COA accredits public agencies, opioid treatment programs, employee assistance programs, and financial management/debt counseling services. For more information please visit COAnet.org.
About Essential Learning
Essential Learning was founded in 2002 by former healthcare executives with extensive clinical and administrative experience in the behavioral health industry. Essential Learning has grown to become the leading provider of interactive e-learning solutions to behavioral and community health, substance abuse, corrections, developmental disability and child welfare service organizations throughout North America. Essential Learning’s solutions address the training and continuing education needs of its clients that range from individual professionals to clients with more than 10,000 employees. For further information please visit www.EssentialLearning.com.