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 Commission staff and approved by the Committee on Accreditation before the program(s) may begin operation.
All submissions must be furnished on the institution's IIA-dedicated website.
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 of Initial Program Approval.
Program-specific precondition submission(s) will be reviewed by Commission staff to determine if the preconditions are met. All preconditions must be met prior to being presented to the COA for consideration of Initial Program Approval.
If all program standards are determined to be aligned by the BIR members and all program-specific preconditions are found to met by Commission staff, the institution's program(s) will be submitted to the COA for approval at a regularly scheduled meeting. Institutions cannot begin offering preparation programs until the program has been approved by the COA.
Important! Program sponsors with Provisional Approval may not submit additional program proposals until being granted Full Approval at the conclusion of Stage V.