Dependent upon organization. BFUSA designation in the US does have required fees (see below). Fee Schedule
Facility appraises current practice using the Self-Appraisal Tool and by studying the BFHI Guidelines and Criteria.
After identifying deficiencies, the facility develops a plan of action to fill gaps and meet BFHI. Criteria Facility implements action plans and submits required documentation throughout the process.
Facility requests an external assessment. If external assessor determines the facility meets the Criteria, then they are designated Facility undergoes reassessment every three years
*Please note, in the United States, the accrediting body for BFHI is Baby Friendly USA (BFUSA). In order to be designated, facilities must work through the 4-D Pathway as required by BFUSA. Please visit the BFUSA website for more information on the assessment process.