Accreditation is not required in the United States for Vocational Schools or Universities to legally operate as diploma or degree-awarding institutions. In the US, accreditation with an independent association of schools is an optional, not mandatory, course of action that Academies and Universities can choose to establish. Most countries do not have independent University accreditation organizations; rather, assessment is performed by a government educational regulating organization, similar to our California State Education Bureau which grants legality.
The US Department of Education (USDE) does not grant accreditation, furthermore, accreditation organizations in the US are not USDE governed. The US accreditation organizations are private institutionalized boards which grant a peer-review status of “accreditation” to Schools who choose to submit to their board review process. Most countries do not have private organizations which review and approve Academies, Vocational Schools or Universities as “accredited.” The biggest benefit of accreditation is the ease of opportunity for students to apply for government financial aide.
Note: Transfer of credits between all schools, whether accredited or State approved, is always dictated by the policies of each school office of the registrar.
The International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ is an approved training provider for the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT).
The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) is one of Australia’s leading professional bodies representing all natural therapy practitioners operating within the natural health industry.
The IMPI Board of Certification (BOC) serves as an objective third party that oversees the standards and requirements set for the International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ certification exams, re-certification programs and continuing education activities conducted by the institute.
What Makes a Certification Valuable?
Certification programs ensure the competence of maternity professionals. Certification programs establish standards for maternity education and play an important role in developing a qualified professional. The certification of a maternity professional affirms a knowledge and experience base in their field, their employers, and the public at large. Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual’s professional competence.