What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a system of assessment and external review of educational and training institutions and of professional training programs offered by those institutions.
Accreditation provides an assurance of quality to trainees and the public. In the accrediting process, the performance of educational and training units is measured against international standards. The organization that oversees external review and grants accreditation of professional studies programs is the Southwestern Accreditation Council (SWAC).
Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) that display the AIPS-accredited badge inspire confidence in prospective candidates that they are in expert hands. Accredited status is an official signifier of competence and best practice distinguishing an organization or individual from those that are not accredited. Becoming accredited provides a plethora of benefits, including:
Individuals and organizations
Can be confident that accredited companies' products and services have been independently assessed to ensure a consistent and high quality training service
Can demonstrate their technical knowledge and experience.
Have objective proof that they comply with best practice
AIPS established in 1998, has continually developed and adapted its accreditation processes with two main objectives:
Our Accreditation Services
AIPS is one of the best known for accrediting training organizations that deliver a wide range of professional certifications and qualifications. We accredit institutions, training programs and trainers. We provide specialized accreditation for professional studies.
Our accreditation processes remain rigorous and demand a high standard, we do not place unnecessary burdens on those we accredit.
Our accreditation is voluntary, and to date, approximately 3,000 programs at over 800 training organizations/institutions in 25 countries have received AIPS accreditation.
Trainees and prospective students
AIPS Accreditation is an assurance of quality in professional studies in journalism and mass communications. Trainees in an accredited program can expect to find a challenging curriculum, appropriate resources and facilities, and a competent faculty. Accredited programs may offer scholarships, internships, and other activities unavailable in non-accredited programs.