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Initial Applicants for Accreditation

New centers seeking designation as a MBSAQIP-Accredited Center can apply using the MBSAQIP Quality Portal link above. It is required that all new centers submit an application before gaining access to the Pre-Review Questionnaire (PRQ). 

Please note: Your center must meet all standards and intend to actively pursue accreditation for the designation level sought prior to submitting an application. Please carefully review the MBSAQIP Standards prior to application.

Here is a brief overview of the accreditation process for initial centers. Please refer to the MBSAQIP Accreditation Process FAQ for more information:

MBSAQIP Application Process

If you have not already done so, please review the Standards before proceeding with your application.

Existing MBSAQIP Centers

MBSAQIP-Accredited Centers are required to submit a renewal PRQ every three years to maintain accreditation.

Here is a brief overview of the renewal process for reaccrediting centers. Please refer to the MBSAQIP Accreditation Process Video and FAQ for more information:

MBSAQIP Reaccreditation Process

The Primary Contact at your center has been issued a username and password for the MBSAQIP Quality Portal. Your center will be notified about the accreditation renewal process six (6) months prior to your center’s accreditation end date. The renewal notice will be sent via e-mail to the Primary Contact with further details regarding the renewal process.

Your center will be assigned to a MBSAQIP Program Coordinator who will be your primary point of contact for the duration of the application process.

International Data Collection Center Applicants

Participation as a Data Collection Center is now available to International Centers.

Please note: Participation as a MBSAQIP Data Collection Center is NOT available to centers within the United States and Canada.

Data Collection Centers can apply using the MBSAQIP Quality Portal. No additional materials beyond the application are required for centers that are only seeking Data Collection participation. The bariatric surgeon leader at your center (MBS Director) is required to view the MBSAQIP Data Collection Webinar prior to applying. All staff or hospital administrators who will be integral to the successful implementation of a Data Collection program are encouraged, although not required, to view the webinar as well.

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BEFORE proceeding to the MBSAQIP Application Portal, you are REQUIRED to complete the following:

Review the MBSAQIP Data Collection Center Enrollment Checklist

Please review the checklist to verify eligibility and readiness for participation as a Data Collection Center.

Enrollment Checklist

Watch the MBSAQIP Data Collection Webinar

Please note that registration is required so that attendance by your MBS Director can be verified by the MBSAQIP. The webinar is pre-recorded so you may view it at your convenience.

MBSAQIP Data Collection Webinar


All MBSAQIP centers are encouraged to participate in Ask MBSAQIP, our monthly webinar series.

MBSAQIP Standards

MBSAQIP Accreditation Process Video

MBSAQIP Accreditation Process FAQ