Accredited organizations request cancellation of their accreditation for a variety of reasons. In many instances, a corporation will decide to relinquish its responsibility due to a corporate merger, or, as a result of a change in ownership. Municipalities may make this decision for economic reasons, permit revenue does not justify the expense of employing safety codes officers or the cost of maintaining a contract with an accredited agency.
Where a voluntary cancellation occurs, responsibility for the administration of the Act transfers to the next authority having jurisdiction. For corporations this is typically an accredited municipality. When a municipality becomes unaccredited, jurisdiction will transfer to ASCA.
Agencies, corporations, or municipalities wishing to relinquish responsibility for the administration of the Safety Codes Act (Act) in ALL of the technical disciplines covered under their accreditation must submit an application to the Administrator of Accreditation (Administrator). Cancellation requests can only be submitted by an organization's authorized representative(s).
The requirements to voluntary cancel an accreditation are:
1. All applications must include:
60 Days Written Notice
Accredited organizations must provide sixty (60) days written notice of their intention to cancel their accreditation. If written notice has not already been provided to the Administrator, it must be provided as part of the application process through Council Connect. Please be aware that if it is submitted with the application, it may delay the processing of the request to completion.
Draft Transition Plan
A draft transition plan, based on the Council's template, must also be uploaded in order to submit the cancellation application. The draft transition must be redlined to display any changes being made to the template. A copy of the template is available here.
2. Municipalities must provide:
Municipal Resolution – Municipalities Only
If the application is being made by a municipality, a signed resolution of their municipal council supporting the cancellation of their accreditation is required. The resolution can be submitted at the beginning of the application process, or, with the final transition plan.
3. Application Fee:
There is no fee to submit a voluntary cancellation application.
Cancellation or Suspension by the Administrator
The Act gives the Administrator the authorization to cancel or suspend an accreditation. If the Administrator is of the opinion that the accredited organization is non-compliant with the Act, the terms and conditions of accreditation, or serious danger to persons or property exists, the accreditation can be cancelled or suspended.