Advice and guidance on the accreditation process, how to apply and applicable fees.
In the first instance, contact the accreditation team. An accreditation advisor will be pleased to outline the accreditation criteria, the application process and help to determine how best to proceed. An informal advisory session can also be arranged which will help to ensure that you understand the basic requirements and processes for gaining accreditation.
Organisations must provide evidence that the criteria are met, by responding to questions on the accreditation application form (see right). It is recommended that organisations send a draft of the application, along with any supporting evidence, to the IET for review.
Once the final application is complete, a visit by an accreditation panel will be arranged. The format of a visit is described in the accreditation visit agenda. The aim of the accreditation visit is to verify that the scheme is operating according to the information provided in the application. The findings and recommendations of the accreditation panel are discussed with the organisation on the day of the visit.
Accreditation is normally awarded for a period of three years subject to an agreed annual monitoring plan. This plan will normally entail the return of an annual self assessment report at the end of years one and two. The plan may also include the need to report on specific items, which will have been agreed with the accreditation panel.
We are able to arrange joint accreditation visits with other institutions. Please discuss this with an accreditation advisor.
The minimum infrastructure for an accredited professional development scheme is based on the following elements:
The fees for accreditation including terms and conditions can be found in the fee schedule.