Once an institution receives approval from the Commission following Stage II: Eligibility Requirements, the institution may continue in the Initial Institutional Approval process by submitting the following standards:

BIR review
  1. Common Standards:
    Common Standards reflect aspects of program quality that are the same for all credential programs, regardless of type of program. The program sponsor must respond to each Common Standard by providing information and supporting documentation that is inclusive of all credential programs to be offered by the institution. An institution's responses are reviewed by Commission staff and must be aligned to the Common Standards before Initial Institutional Approval can be brought before the Commission for consideration.
Commission Staff Review
  1. All General and Program Specific Preconditions:
    Preconditions are statements of Commission policy or state statute. An institution's responses are reviewed and must be in compliance with the general and program specific preconditions before the initial Institutional Approval can be brought before the Commission for consideration.
BIR review
  1. All Program Standards Document:
    A document addressing the specific credential program standards for which the institution seeks to initially offer must be submitted before the institution's application for Initial Institutional Approval is brought to the Commission for consideration.
Updated March 24, 2017