Accreditation Concepts

  • IABEE accreditation is voluntary, based on the internally driven awareness of the importance of quality by study programs. And, thus, accreditation itself is not an objective, but a means for study programs to ensure the continual quality improvement of education.
  • Accreditation of an outcome-based education program, defined by the program according to vision, identity and specificity, resources, workplace needs, and other considerations.
  • The Accreditation Criteria consist of Common Criteria, Discipline Criteria and Category Criteria which further ensure the suitability of graduate competence with the field of study and the workplace. The Accreditation Criteria are developed by involving national/international professional organizations/associations and considering stakeholder inputs. It is different from accreditation types that use the ‘one size fits all’ instrument.
  • IABEE accreditation process is highly oriented towards continual quality improvement efforts. This requires that an education program should clearly understand the mission, objectives, stakeholders, learning outcomes, processes (internal practice to meet learning outcomes), facts (data collection), evaluation (interpretation of facts), and follow up (feedback to support decision-making and process improvement).
  • International level accreditation. After IABEE becomes a WA signatory, graduates from IABEE accredited programs receive equality recognition with those from programs accredited by other WA signatories.
  • After IABEE becomes a WA signatory, graduates from IABEE accredited programs receive equality recognition with those from programs accredited by other WA signatories.