Stage I is comprised of two prerequisites. Both prerequisites must be successfully completed before a prospective program sponsor may move forward with the Initial Institutional Approval process. When an institution is found to have met both prerequisites, the institution is sent an IIA Application to complete and submit. Once the application is received, the prospective program sponsor will be invoiced for cost recovery fees associated with the IIA process. Cost recovery fees must be paid before the institution may move on to Stage II.
Regional Accreditation and Academic Credit
|Institutions interested in seeking Initial Institutional Approval must identify which of the following applies to their institution and will be required to do so when registering for Accreditation 101 (See Prerequisite 2).|
|Prerequisite 2 |
Accreditation 101-Expectations and Responsibilities for Commission approved Institutions
|Prior to accepting an application for initial institutional approval, the Commission requires that the institution send a team to Accreditation 101, a professional training that provides information regarding eligibility and outlines the expectations and responsibilities of Commission approved program sponsors including reporting requirements, applicable program standards, program sponsor fees, credential recommendations, student record responsibilities, and other expectations for Commission approved institutions that sponsor educator preparation in California. All fees for attending Accreditation 101 are borne by the institution. To register for Accreditation 101 see: Accreditation 101 Registration|
Updated October 14, 2021