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PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
Members of the public may view copies of the final staff reports and the Secretary's decision letter of accrediting agencies and countries. The reports are organized by committee (NACIQI and NCFMEA) and meeting date.

 

NACIQI

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY AND INTEGRITY (NACIQI)
Accrediting agencies desiring to be recognized by the Secretary of Education must apply for recognition by demonstrating their compliance with the Criteria for Secretarial Recognition. An agency's application for recognition consists of a narrative addressing the agency's compliance with each of the subparts of the criteria for recognition and evidence of the agency's compliance with each of the criteria for recognition by appending supporting documentation.

Degree-Granting Institutions. The Accreditation Group supports NACIQI to develop recommendations regarding whether to authorize new graduate degree programs offered by a Federal government agency or institution, in particular, military educational institutions under the Department of Defense. NACIQI Guidelines

NCFMEA

NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MEDICAL EDUCATION AND ACCREDITATION (NCFMEA)
The purpose of the NCFMEA is to review the standards used by foreign countries to accredit medical schools and determine whether those standards are comparable to standards used to accredit medical schools in the United States. The NCFMEA does not review or accredit individual foreign medical schools. The NCFMEA only reviews the standards that a foreign country uses to accredit its medical schools. The request by a foreign country for review by the NCFMEA is voluntary. This website enables a foreign country to answer the questions from the Department of Education regarding its accreditation standards and processes and also provide supporting documentation electronically (e.g., copies of statute and regulations, standards, etc.). The questions are designed to solicit information pertinent to the guidelines developed by the NCFMEA for its evaluation of a foreign country's standards. NCFMEA Guidelines

Foreign Veterinary

FOREIGN VETERINARY ACCREDITING AGENCY
The U.S. Department of Education is charged with determining whether a foreign accrediting agency or organization is acceptable to the Secretary of Education for the purpose of evaluating veterinary programs. Foreign Veterinary Guidelines