GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

GBAC STAR facilities demonstrate that a comprehensive program is in place supporting health, wellness, and resilience.

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GBAC STAR is the gold standard of healthy and resilient facilities. Not only are GBAC STAR-accredited facilities equipped and ready for what’s next, they’re also able to adapt quickly and withstand challenges.

An accredited facility has committed to having:

What is the program like?

The GBAC STAR Accreditation Program is performance-based and designed to help facilities establish a comprehensive program for healthy spaces. This includes strategies for infection prevention, and cleaning for health that promotes wellness for building occupants, visitors, staff and their community.

The GBAC STAR Accreditation program relies on a 20 element quality management program, which encourages a system based on science. Supporting the use of proper protocols, correct disinfection techniques, and cleaning for health best practices.

GBAC STAR Accredited Facilities are READY!

GBAC STAR is designed for any size facility or organization, including:

Stadiums and Arenas

Convention Centers

Retail Spaces

Commercial Offices

Daycares

Athletic and Fitness Clubs

Schools

Assisted Care Facilities

Veterinary Clinics

Restaurants

Hotels

Spas

Trains, Planes, Automobiles

Church & Religious Buildings

Grocery Stores

Doctor's Offices

What is the application process for the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation program?

GBAC STAR is a performance-based program. GBAC offers tools and documentation to assist facilities in developing the competencies, procedures, and protocols that meet accreditation requirements as needed. Ready to apply? Review the Readiness Assessment Checklist and Recommendations for a Successful Accreditation before you start the online application. The application completion process will depend on the size and complexity of your organization.

How long does the accreditation last?

GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation is an annual accreditation with a reaccreditation process commencing each year.

Who determines accreditation?

The Accreditation Council is the accrediting body of  the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program, and the council determines the status of all GBAC STAR facilities. Volunteers are appointed to serve in roles related to the accreditation process.

How much does the GBAC STAR Accredited Facility program cost? 

  Rate Minimum Maximum
Restaurants US$5 per occupancy / seat $500 -
Hotels $3 per room $500 $15,000
Arenas / Stadiums $0.30 per occupancy / seat $500 $15,000
 
All Other Facilities
Under 25,000 sq ft - (Under 2,322 sqm) $500    
25,000-199,999 sq ft - (2,322-18,580 sqm) $1,000    
200,000-499,999 sq ft - (18,581-46,450 sqm) $2,500    
500,000-799,999 sq ft - (46,451-74,322 sqm) $4,000    
800,000-999,999 sq ft - (74,323-92,902 sqm) $6,000    
1MM to 1,999,999 sq ft - (92,903-185,805 sqm) $10,000    
2MM+ sq ft - (185,806+ sqm) $15,000    
 
K-12 Pricing Options Rate | Description Minimum Maximum
School $1.00 per student | School without a specialty building $500 $15,000
School Plus $1.50 per student | School Plus means the school has a football stadium, pool, performing arts building, or any other special building $500 $15,000
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Note: Multi-site portfolios are priced individually; contact us for more information. Enterprise Fee will apply to multi-site portfolios. Each GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation will include the appropriate number of individual GBAC Online Fundamentals Course programs and certificates of completion in the quoted price. Additional GBAC Online Fundamentals Course programs and certificates of completion are available at $150 each.

Ready to get accredited?

The following organizations were early adopters of the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation program.
Hear more about their stories.

Hyatt Hotels
& Resorts

Miami Dolphins and
Hard Rock Stadium

VisitDallas & the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District

Additional Accreditation Resources

Once your GBAC STAR application has been submitted, you will receive the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Handbook and the following reference documents:
  • Recommendations for a Successful Accreditation
  • The GBAC Cleaning, Disinfection, and Response Protocol
  • GBAC STAR Scalable Cleaning and Disinfection Response
  • Recommendations for Personal Protective Equipment for Cleaning
  • Examples of Training and Accreditations applicable for individuals who provide cleaning and disinfection services
  • GBAC Risk Assessment Tool for Cleaning and Disinfecting