Step 5: STAR Rating


  • Once you have completed your Guided Support or Enhancement, you will then fill out an application (Step 3) to request your official STAR Rating Assessment.

  • You should receive your memo from the Alabam Quality STARs Administrator no more than 30 days after your assessment has been marked complete by your Alabama Quality STARs Specialist.

  • Programs may apply for another assessment for a higher STAR rating 6 months after the awarding of their previous STAR rating.

  • Programs that completed enhancement may apply for another enhancement 12 months after the completion of their previous enhancement.

  • A Program’s STAR rating is good for 3 years if they remain in good standing with DHR and successfully maintains its STAR rating at its Alabama Quality STARs annual review.

  • Programs must apply for a new assessment 3 years from their STAR rating assessment date.