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MSA Accreditation Program

Accreditation supports accountability to donors, recipients, and other stakeholders by:

  • Demonstrating a commitment to quality by undergoing a voluntary external evaluation.

  • Identifying program strengths and weaknesses.

  • Facilitating capacity building and program improvement.

  • Documenting program capacity to adhere to MSA Code of Conduct and WHO Principles for Good Product Donation.


Capacity Building, Self-Certification, and Accreditation Steps


Self-Assessment & Documentation

Organizations use the MSA self-assessment tool to evaluate and document their compliance with the MSA Code of Conduct.


This capacity-building process offers a framework for the organization’s staff, board, and stakeholders to review their current practices, revise existing policies, and self-certify their commitment to quality practices.

Consultation & Application

Organizations seeking MSA Accreditation meet with MSA staff or volunteers to discuss the accreditation process and finalize the submission.


An application fee is required with the application.

External Review and Site Visit

A team of volunteer peer reviewers and standards experts assess the submission and conduct a site visit to confirm the applicant’s capacity and commitment to meet MSA standards and WHO guidelines.

Accreditation Decisions

Full  Accreditation 

- Three Years

Provisional Accreditation

- The applicant has one year to address a requirement.

No Accreditation

Accreditation Program Introduction

The MSA has created a short video introduction to the MedSurplus Alliance and MSA Accreditation Program. The video provides a comprehensive overview of the program and answers many of the most commonly asked questions.  

First Time Accreditation Application Schedule - 2021


Self-Assessment and Application: January 1 – June 30, 2021

Application Review: August 1 – November 30, 2021

Applicant Notification: December 2021

First Time Application Fee: $2000 (plus site visit travel expenses)

Accreditation Renewal Application Schedule

MSA Accrediation must be renewed every three years. 


Annual Self-Assessment and Application Period: January 1 – September 30

Application Review and Notification: Applications are reviewed quarterly. 

Accreditation Renewal Fee $1000

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