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License & Accreditation

License & Accreditation

Licensed and Accredited

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (VADBHDS)



North Spring Behavioral Healthcare is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. North Spring is a Virginia Medicaid-approved facility.



Family First Virginia

North Spring Behavioral Healthcare has been approved as a Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) effective September 30, 2021 by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Social Services Division of Family Services.

Virginia Department of Education








North Spring Behavioral Healthcare is also certified by the Virginia Department of Education. Children and adolescents continue academic studies during their stay with us, and they earn academic credits for completed course work. Our educational program is VAISEF-accredited.

Virginia Standards of Learning

North Spring Behavioral Healthcare’s school is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning.


North Spring is accredited with Cognia. Cognia accreditation represents the unified policies and procedures for accreditation and certification from its Accreditation Divisions:

  • North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)
  • NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC comprise three of the six regionally recognized K-12 accrediting bodies and together have been accrediting institutions for 125 years.

Certified Sex Offender Treatment Providers (CSOTP)


Our programs for sexualized behaviors (Adventurers Program and Horizons Program) are supervised by Certified Sex Offender Treatment Providers (CSOTP).

The Joint Commission

North Spring Behavioral Healthcare is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients. The Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval on our website shows that we have demonstrated compliance to the most stringent standards of performance, and we take pride in our accreditation.

The Joint Commission standards deal with organization quality, safety-of-care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. If you have concerns about your care, we would like to hear from you. You may contact us at 703-777-0800.

If you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed adequately, you may contact The Joint Commission online at www.jointcommission.org and use the “Report a Patient Safety Event” link in the “Action Center” of the homepage of their site, by mail at: Division of Accreditation Operations, Office of Quality Monitoring, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, or by fax at: 630-792-5636.

We Help Children and Families Thrive

At North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, we make it our mission to help children and adolescents find a sense of hope and potential. Call 703-554-6300 for a no-cost, confidential assessment day or night, 24/7. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.