An accreditation process that focuses on the quality of the Institution as a whole.
Criteria to be assessed: Institutional mission, Governing body and administrative management, Academic program, Curriculum, Teaching staff, Learning resources (Library, laboratories and educational technology), Physical facilities and Financial resources.
Conducted by an independent Quality Assurance Agency (ANAAA).
Approval of field of study and the correspondent level. (Ex: a university focusing on particular fields and approved to offer programs up to a certain level(s): Diplomas, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral).
Valid for a period of 5 years. During this 5 year period the institutions need to provide their Annual Progress Report (APR) every year. Failure to submit their APR’s in two consecutive years will be in risk of the withdrawal of their accreditation status.