Adding a Testing Area
Additional testing area(s) may be added to a facility's current accreditation at any time during the three-year accreditation cycle. Accreditation is granted only for the specific testing areas for which a facility has applied and submitted an application.
It is important to note that any testing area added during this three-year cycle will expire on the original expiration date of the previously accredited testing area(s). For example, if the original application was submitted January 1, 2016 it will expire on January 31, 2019. If the facility submits an application for an additional testing area on January 1, 2017 it too will expire on January 31, 2019.
If an accredited facility wishes to add an additional testing area to their current accreditation, the testing area forms must be completed and submitted with any required case studies or other documentation. The facility will also be required to pay the fees associated with adding a testing area.
What to Submit:
The IAC requires that echocardiography facilities submit the following documentation when adding a testing area:
- $250 fee for each additional testing area
- Formal notification of additional testing area (signed by person listed on IAC Accreditation Agreement)
- Case studies are required when adding a testing area. View the Case Study Requirements for each testing area»
- Submit the addition of testing areas form. Download one of the additional testing area forms below: