FACT offers workshops, webinars, tutorials, and virtual roundtables to help applicant programs organize and prepare for an on-site inspection. To see all FACT educational offerings, check the FACT Calendar for live events and the FACT Store for recorded sessions, publications, and the Quality Management series.
There is no standard that requires materials and results to be maintained after the accreditation process is complete. However, FACT recommends that the organization keeps the documentation until the next accreditation cycle to assist in preparation for the renewal inspection and for internal audits.
There are two options for applying for FACT accreditation:
1. The contracted collection facility can be inspected with each clinical program it serves.
The collection facility would submit a checklist for each collection site where services are performed for each applicant clinical program. Each collection site will be inspected at the time the applicant clinical program is inspected.
When an additional cellular therapy clinical program starts using the same contracted collection facility, the contracted collection facility will submit another checklist for each site where services are performed for the new clinical program. Each collection site will be inspected at the time the new clinical program is inspected.
This option could potentially result in the following:
2. The contracted collection facility could pursue independent accreditation when serving multiple clinical programs.
This would require the collection facility to pay the one time registration fee. Once the contracted facility applies to be an independently accredited organization, they would complete the process for being accredited as an independent collection facility.
This option would result in the following:
FACT provides a list of accredited organizations that is searchable by various parameters, including the details about what organizations are specifically accredited for.
FACT Accredited Organization Search Tool.