The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) is changing its Professional Vendor Member (PVM) program into a new Accredited Vendors program.
The PVM program is a voluntary process in which ACCT grants business-to-business members recognition for vended services. Each services area must meet predetermined criteria including business and standards compliance to receive the recognition.
ACCT’s Vendor Accreditation Program Design Task Force has reimagined the PVM requirements, documents, and administration to improve areas of competency, quality assurance, and effectiveness. The changes aim to ensure the new Accredited Vendors program exceeds industry expectations, according to an update from ACCT.
Substantial feedback from stakeholders was taken into consideration in the revision, according to ACCT. Updating the PVM program has been an ongoing process. A draft Vendor Accreditation Manual has been sent to the ACCT Board of Directors for approval.
The Board has also already approved several changes to the program, including a shift in the three year re-accreditation cycle and a substitution of planned 2023 reviews with education related to the new Accredited Vendor program application process.
ACCT will announce the education session schedule through social media and the ACCT newsletter when finalized. ACCT’s Vendor Accreditation Reviewer Task Force will also conduct a Vendor Auditor Training in Fall 2023.
The revised program is expected to launch in 2024. For more information, see the latest ACCT update. Future updates to the program will be shared via ACCT social media, newsletter, listservs, and member announcements.
Questions, comments, or concerns should be routed to the ACCT Program Manager, [email protected]