Programs with Candidacy Status

The following perfusion program has Candidacy status through the AC-PE:

Thomas Jefferson University
Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology
1020 Walnut St, Scott 528
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Program Director:  Brian Schwartz, CCP, RN, MBA

Candidacy status is recognized by the AC-PE and is not a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation status.  Application for Candidacy status is optional for new programs. 
Programs applying for Candidacy status work with the  Accreditation Committee-Perfusion Education (AC-PE) during program development prior to beginning the accreditation process.  The Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Perfusion are used to guide programs during development. 
Once Candidacy status is granted, it has been determined the program has a solid foundation and is making satisfactory progress toward preparation for accreditation requirements. 
However, Candidacy status does not guarantee that accreditation will eventually be granted by CAAHEP.