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What is AAB
Accreditation

The AAB (The American Accreditation Board) is an internationally recognized quality standard model for schools, colleges, online universities and education providers. AAB goal is to bring independent information to the education system, from school to universities, providing its international accreditation as a well-defined benchmarking tool.

The AAB an international leading institution allows unconditional operability in a system of impartial self-regulation according to the most modern educational evaluation systems. Our institutional verification programs are non-governmental higher validations within the constitutional freedom to evaluate organizations.

As a result, institutions are examined through pragmatic and concrete approach; flexibility to each operational reality actualizes in Points Profile Score assignment to every specific educational, administrative and management areas. The Points Profile Score meets the international standards requirements.

AAB accreditation allows students to make conscious choices. At the same time, it helps schools, colleges, universities, distance learning or educational service providers to demonstrate high quality to the international community.

 

AAB accreditation proves that the institution operating standards have been voluntarily and rigorously tested. Our international accreditation enables students to obtain a realistic picture of the accredited institution in terms of quality, resources, student support and ethics.


The decisions to apply for institutional accreditation/training accreditation and to continue through the accreditation process are voluntary. Applicant institutions for initial accreditation or reaccreditation may at any time drop out of the accreditation process, subject to their continuing obligation for the payment of any required fees and already incurred expenses.


As mentioned in our Objective, peer review lies at the core of the accreditation process for institutions of higher education worldwide. At the same time, AAB shares with other accrediting organizations and educational regulators the recognition that peer review by its nature is susceptible to subjectivity, potential conflicts of interest, and human error or bias. The accreditation processes and procedures developed by AAB have been carefully designed to safeguard the integrity and quality of institutional and program reviews.


The right of due process does not mean that the AAB will agree with or accept an institution’s response or recommendations. In addition, the burden of proof in demonstrating compliance with the standards rests with the institution at each stage of AAB’s evaluation and decision process and through any appellate process exercised by an institution.


Institutions that elect to seek accreditation from AAB or have been institutionally or programmatically accredited by AAB must agree in writing to be bound by and comply with the terms of published policies, standards, and procedures, including those set forth in the AAB Accreditation Handbook.


Successful completion of any one step is required before an institution can proceed to the next step; however, successful completion of a prior step does not guarantee successful completion of any subsequent step. Applying for accreditation or reaccreditation is a voluntary process. Accordingly, an institution may at any time during its pursuit of accreditation decide to withdraw from the process and end its application.

AAB reserves the right to limit its accreditation process to the kinds of institutions and types of programs that are within its scope of expertise and to decline to consider institutions and programs for accreditation that are outside AAB’s scope or competence or where other circumstances do not permit a meaningful evaluation. The institution assumes the burden of proof in demonstrating that its curricula, operating structure, and method of delivery are within AAB’s recognized scope of authority.

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental peer review process. Institutional Accreditation or /Training Accreditation by the AAB shall be understood to convey only that the higher education institution meets the AAB´s educational standards. Such recognition is not in any way intended to substitute legal authorization, recognition or regulation, through compliance with local government laws. Legal authorization, recognition or regulation, and government accreditation occur in the context of different reviews.

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