The following are the standard criteria which the institution will need to demonstrate in detail when the institution first applies for accreditation
with TESOL Standards International:

The Institution has:

  • A comprehensive statement of educational purpose.
  • A management and staffing system which is well trained, qualified and aware of the standard criteria.
  • A comprehensive and fair application procedure.
  • A comprehensive and concise description of courses and awards offered to potential trainees.
  • A comprehensive and consistent method of operation by its staff.
  • A desire to subject its courses to a rigorous inspection process which will be ongoing.
  • An ongoing staff development policy.
  • Comprehensive¬†standards and procedures for the award of its certificates.