How to become Accreditated

The Commission has established formal procedures by which institutions can move through the required stages that lead to accreditation. These stages include:

  • Eligibility
  • Initial Accreditation (If Initial Accreditation is not achieved after the Seeking Accreditation, Visit 1, and Candidacy may be granted)

Each stage has specific criteria, processes, and time frames. An institution starting the procedures for seeking accreditation should carefully consider the requirements for each step to ensure its understanding of the process and be aware that the time frame may take several years depending on the maturity of institutional development.

Eligibility applications are peer-reviewed by the Eligibility Review Committee (ERC).