Accreditation is the evaluation of the quality of performance of the relevant educational institution and/or the quality of implementation of the educational programme.
The accreditation of the educational institution and educational programme grants the rights to issue a recognised educational certificate of education relevant to a particular educational programme.
A licensed educational programme should undergo accreditation within two years after the commencement of its implementation.
The State Education Quality Service is the body which grants accreditation to educational institutions (except pre-school educational institutions, institutions of higher education and colleges) and examination centres, and institutions of general education, professional basic education, vocational education, professional secondary education, professional orientation education, professional excellence and professional further education.
Educational institutions are granted accreditation for six years (Section 27 of the Education Law), whereas the term for granting accreditation for educational programmes may be two or six years.