Accreditation from Clubhouse International provides many benefits to Clubhouse organizations like ours. To become accredited, an organization is evaluated by self-study and a Clubhouse International team and held to a rigorous set of 37 standards. Since the Clubhouse model is based on a work day program, employment is a large component of accreditation. Accreditation begins with a team of Clubhouse members and staff who review each standard as a self-study practice. The result of the self-study process is a written report from the Clubhouse to Clubhouse International and the consulting team, describing the Clubhouse and its areas of strength and relative weakness, as seen by the members and staff. In this process, the Clubhouse begins to identify aspects of the program which they would like to improve. The self-study becomes the foundation for strategic improvement in the operation of the Clubhouse, and provides the Clubhouse International Faculty team with a place to begin the consultation.