If the Commission determines that the institution is provisionally-approved at the conclusion of Stage III, the institution's proposed program(s) must then be reviewed by a team of BIR members and approved by the Committee on Accreditation before the program(s) may begin operation. 

BIR Review

Program Standards

Program standards submission(s) will be reviewed by a team of BIR members to determine if the standards are in alignment with state standards. All program standards must to be aligned before being presented to the Committee on Accreditation (COA) for consideration.

COA Determination

If all program standards are deemed to be aligned by the BIR members, the institution's program(s) will be submitted to the COA for approval at a regularly scheduled meeting. Institutions should not plan to begin offering preparation programs until the program has been approved by the COA. Program Fees will be applicable to each proposed program and must be paid prior to Program Approval.

Important! Program sponsors with Provisional Approval may not submit additional program proposals until being granted Full Approval at the conclusion of Stage V.

Updated August 01, 2022