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Self-Study Template (old standards)

NAACLS Programs undergoing the Accreditation process are encouraged to complete their Self-Studies using a PDF template that can be filled in and saved locally. You can complete the self-study using the free version of Adobe Reader - versions 8.0 and later must be used, but the newest version (Adobe Reader XI) is highly recommended.  Remember that you must save the file to your computer or flash drive before completing, and you are encouraged to save copies frequently to prevent any loss of data.

*IMPORTANT* If you use Adobe Acrobat (paid software) at ANY time to create/edit your self-study, you MUST continue to use Adobe Acrobat to edit it, as the editing features that are extended to Adobe Reader will be discontinued upon saving your document.

To use the Self-Study Template:
1. Download the Self-Study, and save the file to your computer or flash drive before editing (do not work on it online).
2. Follow the instructions on the PDF on how to complete the Self-Study.
3. Once finished, send two copies to NAACLS via flash drive (one self-study per flash drive). Remember you will also need copies to send to your site visitors, once appointed.

To Download the Self-Study Template, click here.

Should you choose to use older versions of Adobe Reader, click here for instructions.

If you have any problems in filling out the Self Study Template, contact Ed Rotchford

The latest version of the Self-Study Template (version 1.6) was created 5/21/2013.

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