What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a status granted to an
institution that meets or exceeds the stated
criteria of educational quality. The purposes of
accreditation are to assess and enhance the
educational quality of an institution, to assure
consistency in institutional operations, to
promote institutional improvement, and to
provide for public accountability.
What is the average cost
for gaining accreditation in International
Commission for Higher Education?
The total cost usually averages around
$700.00 - $1,900 (including Membership Fee) from
start to finish depends on the background and
past accreditation of the institutions.
What are the costs involved
Membership Fee: USD200 (Pay
Accreditation Fee: USD1,100 (Valid for 4 years)
Re-accreditation Fee: USD600 (Pay every 4 years)
If you are failed to pay the membership fee
every year, your accreditation will also be
terminated without prior notice, payment request
will be sent in advance.
Can a school be accredited
who offers only correspondence/distance learning
Who Should Be Accredited?
Trade & Technical schools (Adult Ed.), Colleges
& Universities, Specialized Courses and Training
Programs such as union apprenticeship programs
Is ICfHE a governmental
No. ICfHE is the professional quality control
mechanism for Colleges and Universities'
Why is accreditation
Accreditation gives you a public record of your
learning that will be widely accepted by
employers, professional associations, by other
colleges and universities, and will be
recognized in and out of state as well as
What are the benefits of
membership and accreditation?
Membership demonstrates your commitment to
innovation, excellence and best practice in
learning, enhancing your credibility as an
How long does the accreditation process take?
Generally, it can take about 4-5 weeks for the
As an applicant, may we
mention the Accrediting Commission or our
applicant status in our literature?
Yes. This would be appropriate if you mentioned
that the accreditation status was in process.
Do ICfHE institutions have
Yes! ICfHE institutions are known to have
highly sophisticated and well developed student
services, carefully crafted curricula, and
world-class faculty. And they deliver on their
We have 8 learning centers,
can we get one accreditation certificate to
cover them all?
If these are centrally planned and managed then
this may be possible, although you will need to
negotiate the methods of verification and price
with the ICfHE. Where each centre is separately
managed e.g. in different business units, then
this will normally be a separate accreditation
Do all schools who are
members of ICfHE accept credits from other
It is not our regulation, but we also
advocate that members of ICfHE would accept
credits from other members. By doing this,
qualification given by our member's institution
will be recognized by another member, your
students will have higher capacity in further
study. For member institution who are willing to
join the community in recognizing others' degree
or credits, please contact us for the Credit
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