Florida Accreditation

Introduction to Florida Accreditation

An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. Schools, universities, and hospitals are some of the most well known organizations that are required to maintain accreditation. Now, law enforcement agencies and Inspectors General in Florida can attain accredited status through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. Correctional facilities and agencies with pretrial responsibilities can achieve accredited status through the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, Inc.

These Commissions meet three times per year to oversee the accreditation program and to officially accredit agencies that have passed the rigorous review process.

North Miami Beach Police Department

North Miami Beach Police Department reaccredited June 2016.

Department of Economic Opportunity Office of Inspector General

Received accreditation June 2016.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office received their second Excelsior award.

Department of Education, Office of Early Learning, Office of Inspector General

Office of Early Learning, Office of Inspector General received accreditation October 2017.