Board Meeting Decision Types
Initial Accreditation Decisions
Programs in this category have completed an application and self-study and had an on-site evaluation. At the time of the program’s submission of the application they were not currently recognized and accredited by the JRCERT. The length for initial accreditation is eighteen (18) months to three (3) years.
Continuing Accreditation Decisions
Programs in this category have completed an application and self-study and had an on-site evaluation. At the time of their submission of the application the program was currently recognized and accredited by the JRCERT. The maximum award for continuing accreditation is eight (8) years.
Interim Report Decisions
Programs in this category have submitted an Interim Report. An Interim Report is required for programs that have the maximum accreditation award of eight (8) years. The Interim Report is due four (4) years after the award is made to assure the program has maintained compliance with the Standards. The Interim Report decision may allow the maintenance of accreditation for a period of eight (8) years or the reduction of accreditation expediting a self-study submission and on-site evaluation.
Progress Report Decision
Programs in this category have an accreditation award. However, the JRCERT has previously identified areas of noncompliance and requires the program to submit a progress report documenting progress toward achieving compliance with specific objectives. The JRCERT may extend, maintain, or further limit accreditation upon review of the progress report.
Programs in this category have been determined to not be in substantial compliance with the relevant accreditation Standards. Probationary Accreditation is usually limited to one (1) year, it may be extended to two (2) years for programs that have been granted a good cause extension.
Involuntary Withdrawal of Accreditation Decisions
Programs in this category have been found to be in substantial noncompliance with one or more relevant Standards. The “Award Letter” link for the applicable program may be accessed at the JRCERT Web site. This action may be appealed. Consistent with JRCERT policy, during the appeal procedure, the program returns to its previous accreditation status.
Substantive Change Decisions
Programs in this category are requesting review of changes that are classified as substantive by JRCERT Policy 11.400. The Board of Directors can either Approve or Deny a Substantive Change request. Instances in which the Board denies a Substantive Change will note the reasoning for the denial.
Teach-Out Plan or Agreement Decisions
Programs in this category will be closing. The Teach-Out Plan must be approved by the JRCERT Board of Directors and indicate how the program will maintain compliance with the Standards until closure. In conjunction with a Teach-Out Plan, a Teach-Out Agreement must be approved by the JRCERT Board of Directors and ensure that students are given reasonable opportunities to complete their education at another JRCERT-accredited program. The Board of Directors can either Approve or Deny a Teach-Out Plan. Instances in which the Board denies a Teach-Out Plan will note the reasoning for the denial.