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Accreditation impacts the Public


Why Accreditation Matters to the Public

CIPS accreditation enables academic institutions to demonstrate to the public that they are serious about advancing the quality of their programs. It is recognition by the profession that these programs are preparing students well, and it encourages "best practices" in education through formal, continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes.

The Professional Standard – a Peer-Review Process

CIPS accreditation criteria are developed by ICT professionals. Coming from both academic and industry backgrounds, CIPS volunteers are trained experts who evaluate the programs for relevancy, content, and quality. This third-party peer review protects the community’s best interests, as well as the professions. It is a solid process that has been refined over nearly 30 years