If I am working towards getting certified now, or already certified, what will change for me?

As with all of our standard launches, there is an implementation period. Sites that are currently certified to the standards will have a year period to review the updated standard requirements and prepare for the changes. Once the effective date begins, sites may get certified to the new standard during their annual reaudit. Once the mandatory date is in effect, sites must get certified to the new standard to maintain their certification status.