Accreditation Standards Approved by the Accreditation Committee:
Welcome to INTEAS, the premier international accrediting agency for postsecondary institutions offering certificates, diplomas, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees, including distance learning programs. As a non-governmental, private, and independent organization, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of quality in education and certification worldwide. Our accreditation is not limited to traditional universities but is also open to other organizations, companies, or entities that provide high-level educational teaching and certification, including private companies educating their employees.
At INTEAS, we have a comprehensive set of accreditation standards that member institutions must meet to ensure excellence in education. These standards include:
- Academic Resources: Member institutions must provide students with access to essential academic resources, such as book lists, library services, computer services, and instructional materials, necessary for program completion.
- Student Performance Assessment: Member institutions must have a proper and adequate system of student performance assessment, ensuring that students are evaluated in a fair and transparent manner.
- Course Content: Member institutions must develop acceptable course content for each degree program that reflects the program’s goals and objectives, evaluation criteria, and expectations for student performance. This ensures that students receive a high-quality education that aligns with industry standards.
- Self-Evaluation: Member institutions must regularly self-evaluate their programs, faculty, and administrative staff to ensure continuous improvement and alignment with accreditation standards. This demonstrates a commitment to excellence and a culture of continuous improvement.
- Student Support Services: Member institutions must provide assistance, support, counseling, supervision of instruction, and other services appropriate to the student’s educational goals. This ensures that students receive the support they need to succeed in their educational journey.
- Financial Stability: Member institutions must maintain sufficient financial resources to sustain student enrollments and degree programs. They must also make their financial resources of public record, demonstrating transparency and accountability.
- Non-Discrimination Policy: Member institutions must include a written statement of their policy on nondiscrimination, including race, sex, and national origin, and submit appropriate materials for evaluation. This underscores their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in education.
- Accreditation Period and Monitoring: Accreditation is offered for four years and is renewable upon further evaluation at the end of the accreditation period. Member institutions are monitored during their accredited period, and INTEAS may revoke their accreditation if they fail to consistently adhere to the organization’s guidelines, rules, and regulations. This ensures that member institutions maintain a high standard of quality throughout their accreditation period.
- Faculty Qualifications: Faculty members of member institutions must hold diplomas in the appropriate subject area for which they have been employed to teach or counsel students. Life-work experience credit may be accepted based on accurate and verifiable information submitted by the student, ensuring that faculty members are qualified and experienced in their respective fields.
- Curricula and Mission: Member institutions must provide students with appropriate curricula, courses of study, and other materials relevant to their degree program. They must also have a clearly defined and published statement of mission, formally adopted by the governing board, that demonstrates that the institution’s fundamental purposes are educational, appropriate for a degree-granting institution, and meet the needs of the constituencies it serves. This ensures that member institutions have a clear educational mission and offer relevant curricula to their students.
- Admission Policies and Information Transparency: Member institutions must have admission policies to guide their admission department in admitting students. They must also provide catalogs and an official website that honestly and accurately sets forth pertinent information to students and the public. This ensures that member institutions have transparent and fair admission policies and provide accurate information to students and the public.
- Focus on Higher Education and Specialized Training: While we welcome any entity properly authorized to conduct education and award degrees or certificates, our primary focus is on accrediting postsecondary institutions
Introductory Guide and Accreditation Handbook
Once you have spoken to our Director of Accreditation and you feel you are ready to apply for the full application, please submit a full Application Form. The information you provide will help us to set up a smooth transition of the whole accreditation process.