Alberta Council of Disability Services

CET Survey Relaunch Strategy

Since the end of March, CET onsite surveys have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Alberta begins to reopen services in a staged approach, we are also restarting CET survey activity, and offering a virtual and digital options for service providers to complete their CET accreditation.

Click here to read the full CET relaunch message from Clova Lehr, Director of Accreditation and Services

Click here to download the May 25 CET Q&A

Click here to read about the CET Survey Process Relaunch


Raising Professional Standards through Accreditation

The ACDS Creating Excellence Together (CET) accreditation program is the recognized benchmark in the Community Disability Services sector. CET addresses aspects of life that are important to Albertans with developmental disabilities who need to access quality services. It is the only accreditation process in Alberta that

  • Was created for Albertans with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Was developed in consultation with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and with their families, guardians, and staff

The CET program includes the following designations

CET Level 1
CET Level 2

Additional Indicators

Services for Children with Disabilities
Complex Support Needs
Respite for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Why CET?

Learn about the values and benefits of CET accreditation here

Click here for a current list of Level 2 accredited organizations

Accreditation Resources

Access Accreditation resources including, CET Standards Manuals, the CET Preparation Toolkit, field-related Alberta Government legislation, resources on how to become a CET surveyor, and more.