The International Accreditation Programme (IAP) delivers a unique global accreditation service to health and social care external evaluation organisations and standards developing bodies.

Since 1999, the IAP has provided these organisations with an independent third-party assessment process to validate existing systems and drive continuous quality improvement. The IAP enables these organisations to demonstrate their credibility and benchmark their performance on an international level. Operating in over 60 countries, the IAP offers three separate peer review assessment options:

The IEEA’s primary programme is the International Accreditation Programme (IAP)

  

The International Accreditation Programme (IAP) delivers a unique global accreditation service to health and social care external evaluation organisations and standards developing bodies. Since 1999, the IAP has provided these organisations with an independent third-party assessment process to validate existing systems and drive continuous quality improvement. The IAP enables these organisations to demonstrate their credibility and benchmark their performance on an international level. Operating in over 60 countries, the IAP offers three separate peer review assessment options:  

  • Accreditation of Health and Social Care Standards
  • Accreditation of External Evaluation Organisations
  • Accreditation of Surveyor Training Programmes

IEEA’s activity does not constitute an accreditation within the meaning of Article 2 (10) of Regulation (EC) NO. 765 / 2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008. IEEA bases its evaluation of bodies and standards exclusively on privately developed standards, and they do not comprise an assessment or accreditation by public authorities.

Our continuous accreditation process encourages growth and development

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All organisations must complete an online application form and pay the access fee prior to entry into the programme.

Our Programmes

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Types and Costs

IAP Fees 2019 – 2021
Access Fee - The access fee is a once off payment, which entitles an organisation to enter the Programme and receive the full IAP information pack
2019 2020 2021
Low and Lower Middle-Income Countries €1,568 €1,600 €1,632
Upper Middle-Income Countries €1,632 €1,665 €1,698
High-Income Countries €1,680 €1,764 €1,852
IAP Fees per annum - Low and Lower Middle-Income Countries
2019 2020 2021
Standards Assessment €2,832 €2,890 €2,948
Surveyor Training Programme €2,470 €2,520 €2,570
Organisational Survey €3,616 €3,690 €3,764
Organisational Survey – utilising standards developed by another organisation €4,802 €4,900 €4,998
IAP Fees per annum - Upper Middle-Income Countries
2019 2020 2021
Standards Assessment €2,948 €3,007 €3,067
Surveyor Training Programme €2,570 €2,621 €2,673
Organisational Survey €3,764 €3,839 €3,916
Organisational Survey – utilising standards developed by another organisation €4,998 €5,098 €5,200
IAP Fees per annum - High-Income Countries
2019 2020 2021
Standards Assessment €3,035 €3,187 €3,346
Surveyor Training Programme €2,646 €2,778 €2,917
Organisational Survey €3,875 €4,069 €4,272
Organisational Survey – utilising standards developed by another organisation €5,145 €5,402 €5,672

20 Years of the International Accreditation Programme (IAP)

2019 is a very significant year for us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Accreditation Programme (IAP). In 1999, when based in Australia, ISQua launched ALPHA (Agenda for Leadership in Programs for Healthcare Accreditation); this programme was developed to provide accreditation bodies with a peer review assessment framework for both their standards and survey processes.

 

Since then, the programme has expanded and evolved, and it is now known as the International Accreditation Programme (IAP). Over the past twenty years, our reach has extended to 39 different countries and as of August 2019, a total of 349 surveys comprising of 207 standards, 96 onsite organisational, 37 surveyor training programme and 9 combined onsite organisational and surveyor training programme surveys have been completed.

 

To celebrate these twenty years and thank the many individuals who have been instrumental to the success of the programme, we will be marking the occasion during the ISQua conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

We have also developed an anniversary booklet which includes contributions from both our surveyors and client organisations. 

 

 

 

Download the IAP at 20 Anniversary Booklet

Reference Materials

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Please ensure that you have downloaded and reviewed the Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Health and Social Care Standards.

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IEEA Surveyors

At the heart of the IAP are the IEEA surveyors. The IEEA has experienced international professionals who work with health and social care external evaluation organisations around the world. Their role is to validate an organisation’s self-assessment and confirm their level of achievement against the ISQua Principles and Standards. The IEEA surveyors provide the organisation with a written report identifying the organisation’s strengths and promoting continuous quality improvement.

Current Awards

IEEA Accreditation is granted for four years. Accredited organisations receive the final survey report, an IEEA Accreditation Certificate and the use of an ‘IEEA Accredited’ logo. All IAP awards are acknowledged annually at ISQua’s International Conference.

ISQua External Evaluation Organisation Current Award Holders

Previous IAP Award Ceremonies

Organisations who have achieved ISQua Accreditation are acknowledged annually at ISQua’s International Conference.

Recording of the International Accreditation Programme (IAP) Award Ceremony, held during ISQua's 34th International Conference in London on 4th October 2017. Awards were presented by Steve Clark (AGPAL), Chair of ISQua's Accreditation Council 

Recording of the International Accreditation Programme (IAP) Award Ceremony, held during ISQua's 35th International Conference in Kuala Lumpur on 24th September 2018. Awards were presented by Steve Clark (AGPAL), Chair of the Accreditation Council 

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