Pre-Visit

Begin your next review cycle by requesting access to the new Verification Module on the Burn Care Quality Platform (BCQP). We ask that this form be completed by the individual who will be coordinating the site visit. ABA will confirm via email when your account has been created and provide instructions to finalize set-up. (If you are already a BCQP registry user, you can skip ahead to step 2: application.)

Log into the BCQP at https://www.abaBCQP.org. From the portal landing page, you will see a link for the Verification module. Use the link to begin a New Verification, and complete the application form.

Once you submit the application on BCQP, you will have immediate access to the new online pre-review questionnaire (PRQ). ABA will set up your additional PRQ users when your application is received.

  • For programs undergoing an in-person site visit, the PRQ is due 8 weeks in advance of the site visit.
  • For a provisional verification review, ABA will initiate the review process when the PRQ is submitted.

ABA will invoice you your application fee and annual program fee after your application is received. See program fees.

Site Review

The verification process includes a site visit to determine if a burn center is operating a fellowship program that meets all of the required criteria. ABA offers the option to combine a burn center verification visit with a half-day review of the burn fellowship program in the morning of Day 1. In this case, one of the two burn center site reviewers arrives early and meets with the burn fellowship director, burn director, and fellow(s), and reviews any supplementary materials requested for on-site review. Both reviewers will confer and agree on the final recommendation submitted to the Verification Committee.

Centers that wish to apply but do not have an in-person Burn Center Verification site visit scheduled can request a Provisional Verification review based on their electronic application (a document-only review).

Post-Visit

The final verification determination is made by the ABA Verification Committee, based on the recommendation and report received from the site reviewers. Please allow approximately 2 months from your site visit (or following the submission of your PRQ for provisional verification).

Upon committee approval of the site report, the burn is notified of the decision of the Verification Committee by letter emailed to your burn center director. The committee’s determination is based on ABA Verification Criteria for VBFTP.

ABA will send a plaque to each verified fellowship program. The program may also be listed on the ABA website with the designation ABA-verified (or provisionally verified).