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 an email with an attached 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 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 it remains 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.