MEMBERSHIP & ACCREDITATION

ABOUT UMAP STANDARDS

UMAP provides the UMAP Standards, revised in 2016, for Accreditation free online. Early Childhood Programs can review the UMAP Standards before committing to the accreditation process. Programs that wish to proceed with accreditation will complete the Application for UMAP Standards and Procedures and submit a fee of $100.00. UMAP will verify the program meets the requirements and will then send the program the entire UMAP Evaluation and Observation Packet which includes the UMAP Self Evaluation Documents and all other forms needed for Accreditation.

UMAP programs committing to the Accreditation process must devote at least eight months to the self-evaluation process. During this time programs will be assembling their Accreditation Notebook. Following the eight month self evaluation process, UMAP programs will submit their UMAP Accreditation Notebook (Sections A, B, C & D), Application for Accreditation Visit and Validation Fee. UMAP will schedule a validator to visit the program.

Download our Standards Reference Guide to see if your school may qualify for UMAP Gold Seal Accreditation. See below for more information on accreditation.

THREE LEVELS OF UMAP MEMBERSHIP

UMAP offers three different different levels of membership:

  • Accredited Membership (see below)

No refunds will be given for paid memberships.
All correspondence regarding INDIVIDUAL and GENERAL MEMBERSHIPS should be addressed to:

Stacey Duggar
Membership Coordinator
PO Box 1086
Tallahassee, FL 32302

PROCESS FOR UMAP GOLD SEAL ACCREDITATION

Click on the link below for the Gold Seal Accreditation Process. Please note that New Process began on March 1st of 2020.