What Sponsors Need to Know

July 2013

The application/form that I am completing has asked for a program listing.  What time period should my program list include?

The time period for the program listing depends on the type of application/form being completed.  If you are completing an initial application or an additional delivery method application, the program listing is forward-looking.  That is, we are looking for the program offerings planned for the upcoming 12-month period.

If you are completing a renewal application or responding to the desk audit process by completing the request for a program list, we are looking for the programs offered in the past 12 month period based on the sponsor’s renewal date.

For example, on July 1, 2103, you received your renewal application stating that your membership will expire on August 1, 2013 (renewal date).  Then, the requested program list to be submitted with your renewal application should cover the previous 12-month period based on the renewal date or August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013.

For the desk audit process, we are confirming that the responses to your most recent renewal application are correct and that you do comply with the Standards.  So, if you are notified in July 2013 that you have been selected for a desk audit and your organization renews its membership in May, then, we are looking at the time period of May 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013.

If you are ever in doubt, please feel free to contact your account administrator.  We are always happy to assist.

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