Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy of a Physical Therapist Education Program, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not ensure that the program will be granted candidate for accreditation status nor does it ensure that the program will be granted initial accreditation. RMUoHP is also Candidate for Accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities(NWCCU). "Regional accreditation of postsecondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement" (NWCCU). "Candidacy is not accreditation, nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Commission, which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing towards accreditation" (NWCCU). Following the award of Candidacy status, a university must comply with all accreditation milestones and timelines, including annual reports and regular site evaluations, which lead toward accreditation.