IAO Accreditation Committee has sanctioned IAO’s International Audit Commission to perform all phases of Total Quality Audit Program (TQAP) in those regions where it outsourced its backend services and found that its partners were not following the set international standards depicting in the form of Points Profile System.
During the TQAP’s process, it was identified that there are institutes whose accreditation has expired and they were still claiming their association with IAO. IAO’s accredited institutes are given rights to use IAO’s seals on their website, collaterals and all other marketing material. As soon as the accreditation expires, the institute cannot associate itself with IAO on any platform.
For all such institutes, IAO’s Accreditation Committee has taken the approval from the IAO Global Board in a special general body meeting to charge a one-time lump sum fee for the whole of that lapsed period.
As part of the TQAP process, such institutes are urged to undergo the renewal process. Upon negligence on the institute’s part, the institute will be moved to the second step of the audit program, which mainly aims at removing the non-accredited institute’s name from all of IAO’s mediums and informing all educational bodies, ministries, embassies and relevant government / non-government entities about its current accreditation status through IAO’s Awareness Program. IAO’s Awareness Programis a highly-rich media campaign which runs on social media, TV channels and newspapers of your region, creating awareness to avoid any misguidance about our accredited institutes. This will in turn lead to a further investigation to be started in the institute’s name pertaining to its credibility.