GBAC STAR Facility Reaccreditation

Maintain Your Commitment to Clean with the Industry’s Only Outbreak Prevention, Response & Recovery Accreditation

GBAC STAR Accredited Facility Seal

A GBAC STAR™ facility initially earns accreditation for one year. GBAC STAR Facility Reaccreditation is an annual process that builds on the initial accreditation to ensure that accredited facilities continue to evolve, improve and advance with the performance-based GBAC STAR program elements. 

Reaccredited facilities thereby become increasingly effective at maintaining and delivering a cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program that bolsters worker and occupant health and safety.

What’s New

measuring indoor facility air qualityIn addition to ISSA membership as an In-House Service Provider (ISP) at the Basic level (a $475 value), facilities also benefit from the following:
  • Updated GBAC Fundamentals Online Course
    • Includes new modules with updated guidance on COVID-19 and outlines best practices for cleaning and disinfection in today’s dynamic environment.
    • Facilities that commit to reaccreditation will receive one enrollment in the course per $1,000 in reaccreditation fees paid (minimum of one per facility; additional courses available for $150 each).
  • Extensive GBAC Guidance Document on Indoor Air Quality
    • Complements the updated Element 16 of the GBAC STAR Facility protocols that all facilities must comply with as part of the reaccreditation process in 2021-22.
    • The guidance document is included with GBAC STAR Reaccreditation.
Other new features and offerings include:
  • Multi-year discounts for GBAC STAR reaccreditation
  • GBAC Academy – Virtual and hands on training and education opportunities
  • GBAC Webinar Series (Free to the GBAC STAR Family)
  • GBAC Registered Programs and Technology
  • GBAC Coaching Services

Discounted Reaccreditation Fees & Deadlines

Facilities can choose to be reaccredited for one, two or three years. Each option offers savings on the prevailing rate from the 2020-21 accreditation cycle fee structure.

  • One year: 5% discount
  • Two years: 10% discount for each year (e.g., a $1,000 initial accreditation fee equates to a $900 annual reaccreditation fee for two years)
  • Three years: 15% discount for each year (e.g., a $1,000 initial accreditation fee equates to a $850 annual reaccreditation fee for three years)

Facilities must adhere to the following deadlines to maintain their GBAC STAR-accredited status. Failure to do so means a facility forfeits its reaccreditation option and must seek accreditation as a new facility if it wishes to regain accredited status.

  • Within 60 days of their GBAC STAR accreditation ANNIVERSARY date – Pay the reaccreditation invoice in full to signal their intent to proceed.
  • Within 60 days of their GBAC STAR accreditation EXPIRATION date – Submit reaccreditation documents for the GBAC team’s review.

If the facility does not commit to renew, the facility will be removed from the GBAC STAR Facility Directory and must discontinue use of the GBAC STAR seal and marketing assets.

What to Expect

After an intensive and deep dive into all 20 elements within the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation, the reaccreditation process will focus on the development of your program over the past year through a continuous improvement cycle.

You will be provided with resources to help you through the documentation portion of reaccreditation that includes:

  • Noting any changes you have made to your GBAC STAR Program throughout the year.
  • Focusing on Element 4- Conformity and Compliance and Element 18- Audits and Inspections. The continuous improvement cycle stems from these elements!

Reaccreditation Process

GBAC notifies existing accredited facilities via email within 90 days of their GBAC STAR accreditation anniversary date that it is time to reaccredit. This notification will include a summary of what’s required of the facility in the reaccreditation process to help them prepare, what to expect for fees and payment, etc.

GBAC emails accredited facilities an electronic invoice with their 2021-22 reaccreditation amount due within 60 days of their GBAC STAR anniversary date.

If the facility wishes to renew for a two- or three-year commitment, they will be asked to contact the GBAC Sales Team, and only the first year’s reaccreditation fees will be due at the time of reaccreditation. Annual reaccreditation billing for the second and/or third years will commence 60 days prior to the next year’s anniversary date.

Facilities pay their invoice via ISSA’s self-service application. Upon receipt of payment, the facility will receive an automated email outlining next steps to complete the reaccreditation process, including links to download the GBAC STAR Reaccreditation Handbook and Model for Reaccreditation (template).

Facilities begin their review of the GBAC STAR Reaccreditation Handbook, prepare updated materials and submit their Model for Reaccreditation documentation via the Reaccreditation Document Submittal Portal website for GBAC review.

A GBAC STAR Analyst will review the documentation and consult with the facility on any elements that require further input.

Upon successful review and approval, the accredited facility will receive notice of its reaccreditation status along with its updated GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation certificate, continued access to the GBAC STAR marketing and PR materials to promote is accredited status, ongoing access to the GBAC STAR Report and other GBAC resources throughout the year.

If you have any questions about your GBAC STAR Facility reaccreditation, please contact us by email at [email protected].

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