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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF.org)

Founded in 1966, CARF accredits over 55,000 different types of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Employment and Community Services, Opioid Treatment Programs, and many wilderness therapy programs, etc. There are several different options for accreditation: Options include 3-Year Accreditation, 1-Year Accreditation, Provisional Accreditation, Non-Accreditation, Preliminary Accreditation. Analogous to OBHC’s accreditation for wilderness therapy providers, CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization offering third-party accreditation to residential facilities in the private-treatment field. CARF provides a standard of business and treatment practices for members to meet, and during an exhaustive on-site survey, assures an applicant achieves their standard. CARF accreditation can cover 3 years (or 1 or Provisional) accreditation.