Accreditation Procedure

ACCREDITATION OF STUDY PROGRAMMES

ACCREDITATION OF LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMMES


ACCREDITATION OF STUDY PROGRAMMES

  1. The institution submits a request for accreditation of study programme with accompanying documentation(Application form for accreditation of basic and master studies | Application form for accreditation of doctoral studies | Application form for accreditation of studies in english language | Application form for accreditation of distance learning studies).
  2. The Agency appoints a coordinator (employee from the Agency) to verify the formal fulfillment of the request (within 5 days from the day of submission).
  3. Institution submits completed request for accreditation, positive opinion from Qualification Council and proof about payment of the administration tax. If the institution has not submitted a complete request, the coordinator asks for a supplement or elimination of deficiencies (within 8 days).
  4. Once the application is complete, an expert commission is formed to evaluate the Accreditation Request.
  5. The act on the appointment of the Commission regulates the more detailed composition, tasks and other issues that are of significance for the work of the Commission. The more detailed manner of work and decision-making of the Commission is regulated by the Rules of Procedure of the Commission for accreditation of study programmes.
  6. Before the beginning of the work of the Commission, the coordinator informs the President and members of the Commission about procedures, deadlines and preparation of reports on the accreditation of the study programme.
  7. The Commission, on the basis of the request for accreditation and other submitted documentation, prepares a report on accreditation with a stance that the study programme shall be accredited / not accredited and sends it to the Agency (within 30/60 days since the formation of the commission, depending on the number of study programmes which are the subject of accreditation). (Report form for accreditation of basic and master studies | Report form for accreditation of doctoral studies | Report form for accreditation of studies in english language | Report form for accreditation of distance learning studies).
  8. The Coordinator checks to see if all members of the Commission assessed all accreditation standards in the accreditation report (within 5 days). The Agency may return the accreditation report to the Commission for improvement or make a decision on accreditation.
  9. The Commission is obliged to improve and submit to the Agency the final accreditation report with the accreditation proposition (within 7 days).
  10. The Agency sends the final report to the institution (within 7 days).
  11. The institution is obliged to declare about the data stated in the report (within 15 days).
  12. The Agency sends to the commission the institutions declaration (within 3 days). The commission is obliged to respond to any objections of the institution (within 7 days).
  13. Based on the report on the accreditation of the study programme, the Agency (Director) issues a certificate of accreditation of the study programme, i.e. brings decision to reject the request for accreditation (within 8 days). Along with the certificate of accreditation, i.e. the decision to reject the request for accreditation, the Agency sends to the institution a report on the accreditation of the study programme.

ACCREDITATION OF LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMMES

  1. The institution submits a Request for Accreditation of a Lifelong Learning Program with supporting documentation. Along with the Request for Accreditation of a Lifelong Learning Program, an elaborate of a special training program (Rules on the procedure for accreditation of a lifelong learning program) shall be submitted.
  2. The Agency appoints a coordinator (employee from the Agency) to check the formal fulfillment of the request (within 8 days from the day of submitting the request).
  3. If the request is not complete, after receiving the notification, the institution is obliged to eliminate the deficiencies (within 15 days).
  4. If the institution eliminates the identified deficiencies within the deadline, it shall be considered that the request has been correct from the day of submission. If the institution does not eliminate the identified deficiencies within the deadline, the Agency will issue a decision rejecting the request. At the request of the institution, the deadline may be extended by a maximum of 15 days, after which it is considered, in case of failure to submit a proper request, that the institution has given up on the same.
  5. The Agency shall establish a special commission as an expert body to evaluate the submitted Application. The Commission shall consist of at least three members, selected from a list of experts by the Agency.
  6. The commission has the task to make and submit to the coordinator the Report on accreditation of the special training program (within 15 days).
  7. Based on the proposal of the expert Commission, the Agency shall, no later than three months from the day of submitting a valid application, make a Decision on accreditation of a special training program based on which it issues a certificate or a Decision rejecting the application for accreditation.
  8. The Agency submits the Decision to the institution with the Report on accreditation of the special training program.
  9. Based on the positive decision on accreditation of the special training program, the Agency shall issue an accreditation certificate to the institution for a period of maximum five years.
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