FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the purpose of the NACDI?
The National Accrediting Commission for Diversity and Inclusion is a membership organization that strives to elevate and expand the global capacity of diversity and inclusion. NACDI is committed to supporting professional development and the evaluation of diversity and inclusion practices globally.
What is the NACDI’s mission and how is it carried out?
Our mission is to elevate and expand the global capacity of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by:
Building an inclusive and accessible community for diversity, equity and inclusion professionals that is firmly rooted in the philosophy, principles and practices of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Supporting the dissemination of authoritative information for promoting, implementing and advancing the philosophy, principles, and practices of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Presenting our collective resources and knowledge to supportive public audiences to elevate and advocate support for the expansion of diversity, equity and inclusion.
What is the application process at the NACDI?
Organizations interested in applying to begin the accreditation process should access the application on our website on the Accreditation page. The Application submission deadlines occur four times per year: January 31st, April 30th, July 31st & October 30th.
What is the purpose of NACDI membership?
The purpose of becoming an organizational member of NACDI is to facilitate making connections for members of your leadership and staff with a community of diversity, equity and inclusion leaders and professionals.
Is there any requirement required to become a member at the NACDI?
NACDI only accepts organizational members. There are no individual memberships.
Where is NACDI located?
We are headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
What does becoming accredited and accreditation mean?
Becoming accredited means an organization has conducted a thorough self-assessment and compared themselves to recognized benchmarks of best practice. Accreditation means that the organization, agency, or program was able to demonstrate evidence of implementation to all relevant benchmarks.Accreditation is a rigorous process conducted by a third-party organization such as the National Accrediting Commission for Diversity and Inclusion™.
How does our SOAR accreditation process work?
SOAR (Solutions. Opportunities. Actions. Responses) is a continuous improvement framework and cycle which produces evidence that provides documentation that your organization is doing exactly what it says it is doing in diversity, equity and inclusion.
How are NACDI Benchmarks defined?
A benchmark refers to an organizational standard of performance. Benchmarks are usually defined in language stated as an ending result or outcome - helping people in organizations by identifying and describing high-quality results.
What are the benefits of accreditation?
The benefits of becoming accredited signifies an organization has submitted to a rigorous self-assessment and peer supervised process against standardized benchmarks of best practice. Accreditation means that the organization, agency, or program was able to demonstrate evidence of best practice implementation of all relevant benchmarks.
What is the cost to become accredited?
The cost to become accredited include initial accreditation fees, annual report fees and re-affirmation fees. A detailed fee schedule is available at www.thenacdi.org
How will we know if our accreditation is approved?
The applicants for accreditation with NACDI will receive official notification of the status of their program(s) within 3-4 months following their initial report submission.
How do we maintain our accreditation with NACDI?
To maintain accreditation with NACDI, an annual report form is be submitted by organizations with accredited programs annually along with the associated annual fee.