Praesidium Accreditation

In December of 2005, Mount Angel Abbey was awarded Praesidium Accreditation™ by Praesidium, the national leader in abuse risk management. Praesidium Accreditation™ confirms that an individual order or congregation has been found by an independent team of specialists to meet or exceed all Standards for Accreditation.

To attain accreditation, Mount Angel Abbey underwent a long educational process and a rigorous assessment to clarify their responsibilities, identify best practices, and evaluate the extent to which they are meeting these defined standards. Each accreditation standard was independently verified by Praesidium.

Mount Angel Abbey was found to be in compliance with the highest current national standards for protecting children. They have acted upon the call to more accountability and transparency in how to protect children, handle allegations of sexual abuse, reach out to victims, and supervise members who have sexually abused.

Mount Angel Abbey has now successfully completed the reaccreditation process twice, once in 2008 and again in 2011. Mount Angel Abbey receives accreditation for three years after each review, and upholds fundamental values and stringent safety practices that demonstrate their commitment to protecting those they serve from abuse.

Praesidium is the national leader in abuse risk management and has worked with thousands of companies worldwide for 20 years. More information about Praesidium Accreditation™ is available at