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Renewal of Accreditation


Renewal of Accreditation

Accredited land trusts planning and preparing for renewal must download and read each of the following documents prior to beginning, and have a copy of each readily available throughout the renewal application process:

For your convenience in completing forms required for renewal, below are individual templates for your use:

If applying with related entities, also review the reference copies of the Addendum for Multiple Corporations – Basic and the Addendum for Multiple Corporations – Intermediate (as applicable; updated 9/20/12).

Preparing for Renewal

Accredited land trusts can take steps now to prepare for renewal:

To stay current on accreditation requirements, land trusts are encouraged to review the Requirements Manual and read our monthly eNewsletter which often contains important news and tips on particular standards and practices.

Note: If your organization is already accredited and its accreditation term expires in 2013 or January 2014, the Commission sent information about your organization's application for renewal due date. The application for renewal due dates in 2013 are as follows:

  • 2013 Round 1 application for renewal due date: May 16, 2013 (pre-application due March 14, 2013)
  • 2013 Round 2 application due date: November 19, 2013 (pre-application due September 5, 2013)

The Commission has sent your accreditation contact the registration information specific to your organization (this generally occurs within six months of its application due date). To confirm or change your accreditation contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the updated information to the Commission. 

  • Land trusts preparing for renewal in 2014 have been assigned to one of the following renewal due dates (click here for a list of land trusts in each 2014 renewal round):
  • 2014 Round 1 application due date: April 17, 2014 (pre-application due January 23, 2014)
  • 2014 Round 2 application due date: October 9, 2014 (pre-application due July 15, 2014)
  • Land trusts preparing for renewal in 2015 will receive preliminary correspondence from the Commission in May 2013.

If you have questions, please email Jennifer Brady-Connor, Program Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 518-587-3143.


Starting the Conversation

The Commission is pleased to provide the following presentation materials for use by land trust staff and boards considering renewal of accreditation:

Accreditation Renewal Webinars

Interested in learning more about the renewal process? The Commission hosts free webinars to help you prepare for renewal.

View our webinars on demand »