Accreditation Procedure

1.Institution submits/files the request for accreditation of the study programme with all supporting documents. Information and supporting documents are available in the website of the Agency in the category: Quality Control>Accreditation>Rules.

2.The Agency checks if the formal requirements are met and if the request for accreditation is timely.

3.If the request is not complete, the Agency requests from the Institution to add the missing documents or to correct the deficiencies (the applicant has to do so within eight days from receiving the order)

4.After it is established that the material is complete, an expert commission is formed to assess the Request for accreditation (minimum three members). The Commission is formed by the Director of the Agency.

5.On the basis of the rules, the Commission assesses the request for accreditation. The Commission can pay a visit to the institution to clarify potential issues. Members of the Commission and coordinator go to the visit.

6.On the basis of the request and the visit to the institution (if it happens), members of the Commission prepare and send an accreditation report that has to contain an accreditation opinion (it has to be prepared within 30 days from the day of the visit to the institution).

7.The Agency can decide to return the accreditation report to the commission for improvement or to render a decision on accreditation.

8.The Commission is obliged to improve and submit to the Agency the final accreditation report with accreditation opinion within 8 days.

9.The Agency renders the decision related to the request for accreditation of the study programme (within 8 days from the day of receiving the final accreditation report).

10.The Agency informs the institution about the decision on accreditation.

11.The Agency issues the certificate on accreditation of the study programme to the institution.


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