Accreditors undergo an external review by the USDE every five years. The recognition process is overseen by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) established through the Higher Education Act, which delineates the committee’s mission and responsibilities. NACIQI is an 18-member committee appointed by the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Secretary of Education. One of the committee’s goals is the establishment and enforcement of criteria for recognition of accrediting agencies. NACIQI’s recognition process is similar to the accreditation process for JRCERT-accredited programs. As an organization, the JRCERT is required to complete a petition to ensure compliance with all federal regulations. The JRCERT was considered by NACIQI at its February 2017 meeting. We are extremely proud to announce that the JRCERT met all of the federal requirements and received full recognition for five years.
1. National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. U.S. Department of Education Web site. http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/naciqi.html. Updated March 28, 2016. Accessed March 23, 2016.