what you need to know
Document Preparation and Submission
The application form is just one of the critical documents you have to submit to be considered for accreditation. If you are not certain what other documents to prepare, you can view the list here. Since you can apply for accreditation at any time, it will be preferable to get all the documents lined up beforehand. It is also useful to have backup copies (hard and soft), so you can easily produce them when needed.
Once you have read through ICHOS's accreditation mechanisms, you will be aware that the course self-review is one of the most essential parts of the process. During the conduct of the review, give deliberate attention to all aspects of the course to ensure that they are consistent with the criteria. It is advised to jot down notes to come in handy during preparation time for the self-review report.
It may take around 10 weeks to complete the evaluation as the time depends on the complexity of the course to be accredited. We may coordinate with you during the evaluation phase, so our communication lines with you need to be open. If you are certain that your course's policies and processes are crafted around our criteria, its chances of gaining accreditation will be high.
Your job is not yet done once your course is granted accreditation status by ICHOS. After the whole process, you need to maintain the quality of your course through continuous improvements. These call for regularly reviewing student outcomes and initiating changes when necessary to keep the course in compliance with ICHOS criteria. These also involve renewing accreditation status every year.