Accreditation Committee for Education and Training – MORE THAN JUST HIGHER EDUCATION

15/07/2022

 

In order to extend our services to cover the quality assurance of education in various levels, QAHE has set up a new branch of Accreditation Committee for Education and Training. This branch is set up to enhance the accreditation services for different Kindergarten, Academy, Secondary School, High School, Vocational School and Training Colleges and Corporations. This extension would require support from the Members of the Association by signing up for voluntary honorary director in these areas.

 

The accreditation process for Kindergarten, Academy, Secondary School, Tutorial centers, Professional Tutors, High School, Vocational School and Training Colleges and Corporations (”Schools”) shall be similar to those for higher education institutions. We would need to review your website, leaflet, brochure, key staff’s CVs, curriculum and some sample materials, etc.

 

The fee for accrediting the above Schools would be similar to the one for accrediting higher education institutions. The range is around US$600-US$1,000 depends on the size and the scale of inspection. We charge such nominal accreditation fee is mainly because we would like to keep accreditation affordable and at the same time, we definitely need your monetary support to advance and develop for mutual benefits. We assume those honorary directors in various countries or regions would definitely promote QAHE’s accreditation service worldwide. We expect drastic growth of QAHE and their accredited institutions.

 

If you are interested in getting accredited by our new branch – Accreditation Committee for Education and Training (Individuals/Institutions), please contact us at enquiry@qahe.org. Individual tutors, lecturers and professors may be interested in joining us and being appointed as Distinguished Tutor Award, Distinguished Lecturer Award and Distinguished Professorship Award. For institutional accreditation, there are levels of candidacy and full accreditation. We shall guide you through the process.

 

Please fill in the form at https://www.qahe.org/membership-accreditation/accreditation-membership-form/ for showing your interest in getting accredited after reading through our website. For existing members, please feel free to recommend your affiliate educational institutions, kindergartens, academies, high schools vocational/technical/Religious schools and training corporations.

 

Information about us and accreditation:

Once you have completed and submitted the application form (https://www.qahe.org/membership-accreditation/accreditation-membership-form/), we will then:

  1. Send you an invoice for Inspection Fee of US$200 [Waivable for institutions which are accredited by other agencies];
  2. Upon the payment of the Inspection Fee, you will be our Accreditation Candidate, a Candidacy Accredited Logo will be sent to you (The Candidacy Status shall be expired in 3 months if full accreditation has not been achieved);
  3. Start the website and documentary inspection;
  4. After the detailed assessment and evaluation, we will inform you whether your application is successful or not;
  5. If you are eligible to our full accreditation, invoice of accreditation (US$600) shall be sent.
  6. Accredited Logo and Accreditation Certificate and Report in digital format will be sent via Email upon confirmation of payment.

 

It takes around 7 days to process if no delay for the payment. For more information, please feel free to contact us at accreditation@qahe.org for guidance. Please bear in mind that each accreditation certificate is only for one institution in a single location.

 

*Non-Profit Organization will be given 10% off for all the fees above.

** We only accept payment via PayPal, therefore 5% PayPal charges shall be responsible by the payer.

 

Benefits of Accreditation:

  • Once you are accredited with QAHE, you will receive a QAHE Accredited Logo (JPG/PNG) which can be used on your website, official documents and other various marketing collaterals.
  • The accreditation certificate and report in digital format (PDF) will be a proof of achieving QAHE accreditation. You can promote QAHE Accreditation using this certificate on different promotional platforms.
  • Promotion opportunity at our website at https://www.qahe.org/list-of-accredited-institution/. The promotion of your institutions will be based on availability and needs of QAHE to enhance the global recognition of your institution.
  • With our strong network of recognitions, your institution will be greatly benefitted with the worldwide network of organizations/professional bodies.
  • Online Listing and Verification is available at QAHE Website for all the accredited institutions.

 

For full details of accreditation, please visit https://www.qahe.org/membership-accreditation/.

 

About QAHE and its accreditation:

 

International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE), registered in Delaware USA, is a CUFCE Recognized independent, private and international organization which is funded through fees charged for its accreditation services to Higher Education Institutions, Certification Bodies, Vocational and Technical Training Institutions, Religious Institutions, E-Learning Management System Providers and Training and Consultancy Organizations. International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) has been admitted as an Accredited Member of the Board of Quality Standards (BQS). QAHE has fulfilled the Validation criteria of BQS and is fully approved by the chairman of IAC and can participate at INQAAHE Worldwide conference as BQS member. The Board of Quality Standards is an independent  international quality assurance regulator and a member of the International Quality Assurance Agencies for Higher Education (INQAAHE).

 

In 2022, International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) have started our collaboration with International Academic and Management Association (IAMA) and become an institutional member of IAMA. Our accredited institutions will be eligible for IAMA’s membership and their institutional members will be eligible for our accreditation without further review and inspection. We use our expertise to support the development of quality assurance systems worldwide.  As the accrediting agency has grown in size and complexity, the quality assurance systems have evolved and, progressively, tasks are articulated and delegated, with official certifications.

 

As an international accrediting organization, we accredit institutions in many countries such as Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Dominica, India, Italy, Liberia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, etc. Our list of accredited institutions: https://www.qahe.org/list-of-accredited-institution/.

 

Besides, International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) has been recognized as one of the outstanding international accrediting bodies by Christian Leaders Connection in cooperation with the Church of Grace International Ministries Inc. for having proven quality services and conducting excellence in monitoring activities related to educational institutions globally.

 

QAHE is also a member of Board of Quality Standards (BQS)  International. The Board of Quality Standards is an independent international quality assurance regulator and a member of the international quality assurance agencies for higher education (INQAAHE). Furthermore, the BQS is an independent quality management Accreditation and certification body for ISO standards complying with  the accreditation requirement  of ISO 17021.The organization is also an international network of professionals on quality assurance  and curriculum accreditation. Besides, BQS complies with the accreditation requirements of ISO 17021, ISO Guide 53, ISO Guide 65 and ISO Guide 67 set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). They are now endorsed by 159 countries and are globally accepted standards for accreditation and certification bodies.

 

International Accreditation Commission for Education (IACE) and QAHE also reciprocally recognize each other as strategic partner. IACE is a nonprofit, tax-exempt Christian organization dedicated to making a significant contribution to the promotion of Christian education everywhere. They are governed by a Board of Directors, and Board of Advisory Board all of whom are reputable born-again Christians. The IACE is part of the Christian Leaders Connection the Board of Directors of the C.L.C. has formally announced its full recognition, endorsement, and approval of the IACE. Unlike regional accrediting associations which are limited to one area, they were established as a multi-national association of Christian Educational Institutions.

 

QAHE has reached an MOU with International Association for Biblical Education (IABE). IABE’s accredited institutions shall be eligible for our accreditation. International Association for Biblical Education (IABE) stated in the year 2015. IABE is a nonprofit accrediting body for Theological Institutions, committed to promoting a high standard of theological education. IABE Established to equip committed men and women through Theological Institutions for the extension of God’s Kingdom. IABE collectively work with member institution to uplift in the world-class accreditation standard of its quality, our purpose is to Authorize, Recognize and Accredit Bible Colleges and Seminaries for higher learning to fulfill the will of God. IABE works as a mentor to guide member institutions in their pursuit of excellence, and IABE exists to fulfill the Global Mission that Christ has given to make disciples of all nations.

 

In addition, International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) has signed partnership agreement with World Accreditation Commission (WAC). As part of efforts to promote strategic priorities with a view of enhancing quality provision of higher Education systems Worldwide, World Accreditation Commission (WAC) has partnered United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Centre, Central and South America as Panacea to the global higher Education systems Challenges on international trends on Education Quality Assurance (ITEQA) And International Quality Assurance (IQA).

 

For the promotion of international accreditation services, QAHE has reached agreements with various organizations such as International Education Board and World Institutions of Theological and Secular Education Accreditation (WITSEA) for reciprocal recognition. International Education Board as a Global Certification Authority uses their expertise in universities network management to support the implementation of quality assurance standard systems around the world. WITSEA is a member of International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries and International Association of Bible Institutes USA. WITSEA accredited institutions could apply for QAHE’s accreditation with inspection fee waived.

 

International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) has met the American Council of Training and Development’s recognition requirements in accordance with international standards and general requirements for accreditation services to higher education institutions. As a consequence, it has become a part of the ACTD network of globally recognized organizations. ACTD is an independent board established in the United States of America that issued a license certificate from the Secretary of State of New Jersey. It provides training development, training programs, supervision of courses and professional programs, accreditation and evaluation service for training institutions and trainers worldwide, and we have an advanced global network with regional offices spread all over the world.

 

In order to achieve higher qualifications for the graduates of our accredited institutions, we have reached an agreement with American Management School that MBA graduates of International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE)’s accredited institutions are eligible for American Management School’s Certified Manager Award title at certain fee.

 

We have also signed an MOU with Chartered Institute of Arts Management & Professionals (CIAP) for reciprocal recognition. CIAP is an independent professional body for Chartered Arts Management and Professionals, USA. Working in partnership with World Associations of Arts Management; to provide Administrators, Students, Researchers, Governments, Entertainers, Policy Decision Makers, Professionals & other Stakeholders the springboard for Leadership, Management & Entrepreneurship in the arts for constructive, regulatory & beneficial engagements of Arts Management globally.

 

By signing an MOU with World Storage Education, Canada (WSE), QAHE further expands its horizon to Blockchain storage and different world standard guides. WSE is the world’s leading ‘Degree Assessed’ and ‘Blockchain Storage’ institution. They are committed to helping people around the world solve education evaluation and data storage problems. One of WSE’s goals is to “Develop and Promote Common Standards.” The Professional Competency Profile for Credential Evaluators (PCP) and the Guide to Credential Evaluation (‘Guide’) represent important statements regarding our profession and are the result of two years of dedicated work by the WSE Committee for Standards. The PCP is intended to be a defining document for our profession – it outlines what we believe to be the key characteristics, qualifications, and role of Evaluators and Senior Evaluators. The ‘Guide’ represents a common framework for evaluating credentials that should be a standard for evaluators whether they work in an agency or institutional setting. Both the PCP and Guide are ‘living’ documents’ that will be refined and updated over time as the nature of our work as international credential evaluators evolves.

 

Recently, International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE) and China Beijing Institute of Credit Information Science for International Students (CSCSS) have reached an MOU to recognize each other reciprocally. The CSCSS is the largest non-government non-governmental organization for the certification and analysis of international students returning to China; its director has a certain influence on students studying abroad in China; since 2009, he has been the deputy director of the Education Strategy Development Committee of the Ministry of Education of the Chinese government. The chairman unit includes retired government officials from the Ministr