Accreditation and Certification by the Evangelical Accrediting Association™ is available to all Christian educational institutions of higher education which meet the requirements. These institutions must have undergraduate and/or graduate programs.
The educational institution is not applying to receive full accreditation. Certification status is granted to the institution upon the association receiving a specific application, based on the institution's sole purpose of becoming an active certified member. This status can be granted to the educational institution not currently applying for accreditation.
Each educational institution which seeks to receive Certification will request the special application form for this designation. Upon receiving this application, the educational institution will complete the application and submit it to the EAA™ for review by the Board of Certification and Accreditation. This application will also request information which is germaine to the educational institution, through the process of a "Check List," which relates to documentation, without the submittal of the actual documentation. [There is no on-site visit required.]
The Certification classification is granted upon the EAA™ receiving a completed application and the approval of the Board of Certification and Accreditation. Each year the certified member institution will receive an abbreviated renewal form.
The educational institution has completed the Accreditation Candidate application process and has become fully accredited. The process also requires the submittal of the "Institution Compliance Analysis" report by the Accreditation Candidate educational institution.
This submitted report is then reviewed for approval by the Board of Certification and Accreditation, and if more requirements need to be met, the applicant will be notified as to the continuing process toward full accreditation with assistance from the EAA™ in this qualification process. Inclusion of all information requested in the "InstitutionCompliance Analysis" report must be submitted to the Evangelical Accrediting Association™. Each year the accredited institution will receive an abbreviated renewal form.
Each academic institution receiving Certification or Accreditation will receive an official documentation certificate suitable for framing.