FACT is committed to serving its inspectors and providing resources not only for conducting inspections, but also for improving their own organizations’ practices.
Possibly the greatest benefit of serving as an inspector is the opportunity to give back to the field of cellular therapy and regenerative medicine.
As an inspector, your staff can observe how other facilities meet FACT Standards. Inspectors bring home new ideas from the facilities they inspect and their interaction with experts on their inspection team. Inspectors have the opportunity to network with peers for ideas, questions, and collaboration. There’s also evidence that organizations that don’t have an inspector have more difficulty complying with current standards.
As an inspector, you will discover a variety of ways to meet FACT Standards. Also, Programs with inspectors on their staff have greater opportunity to contribute to the development of FACT Standards. The opinions of FACT inspectors are always sought early in the process of developing new editions of standards and accreditation requirements. Eligibility of key FACT committees also requires that members be, or have been, a FACT inspector.
Volunteer inspectors have free access to both in-person and online educational events with an annual value of $2,000.
Your staff will appreciate your recognition of their skills and experience when you suggest that they become a FACT inspector. That helps with staff retention. “FACT Inspector” also looks great on a curriculum vitae.