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:

ISQua EEA’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

ISQua EEA’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. ISQua EEA 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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Current Awards

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

ISQua External Evaluation Organisation Current Award Holders

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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.

Programme Fees

The ISQua EEA fees are based on the World Bank rankings for the country in which an organisation is located and operating out of.

IAP Fees 2022 - 2024
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
  2022 - 2024
Low Income Countries €1,500
Lower Middle-Income Countries €1,750
Upper Middle-Income Countries €2,000
High-Income Countries €2,250

 

IAP Fees per annum - Low Income Countries

These fees apply to organisations located and operating in low-income countries as rated by the WorldBank.

 

  2022 - 2024
Standards Assessment €3,000
Surveyor Training Programme €2,500
Organisational Survey €3,500
Organisational Survey – utilising standards developed by another organisation €4,500
IAP Fees per annum - Lower Middle-Income Countries

These fees apply to organisations located and operating in lower-middle-income countries as rated by the WorldBank.

 

  2022 - 2024
Standards Assessment €3,300
Surveyor Training Programme €2,700
Organisational Survey €4,000
Organisational Survey – utilising standards developed by another organisation €5,000
IAP Fees per annum - Upper Middle-Income Countries

These fees apply to organisations located and operating in upper-middle-income countries as rated by the WorldBank.

There are now two categories of fees for upper-middle-income countries based on the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita for each country.

Category 1 – For countries with a GNI < the range mid-point for the respective year based on the country classification list.

Please view the 2022 classification here

 

  2022 - 2024
Standards Assessment €3,500
Surveyor Training Programme €3,000
Organisational Survey €4,500
Organisational Survey – utilising standards developed by another organisation €5,500

 

Category 2 – For countries with a GNI > the range mid-point for the respective year based on the country classification list.

Please view the 2022 classification here

 

  2022 - 2024
Standards Assessment €3,750
Surveyor Training Programme €3,250
Organisational Survey €4,750
Organisational Survey – utilising standards developed by another organisation €5,750
IAP Fees per annum - High-Income Countries

These fees apply to organisations located and operating in high-income countries as rated by the World Bank.

  2022 - 2024
Standards Assessment €4,000
Surveyor Training Programme €3,500
Organisational Survey €5,000
Organisational Survey – utilising standards developed by another organisation €6,000
Discounts Available

The following discount options are now available. Only one discount option will apply.

 

Client organisations will be advised if they are eligible for a discount and which option applies. Details of the discount applied will be included on invoices issued either on an annual basis or when such discounts apply.


DISCOUNT 1 - MULTIPLE STANDARDS: If the organisation has two or more sets of standards accredited with ISQua EEA, then a 5% discount will be applied to the third and any subsequent set of standards accredited with ISQua EEA.


DISCOUNT 2 - FULL IAP PACKAGE: If the organisation has applied for, or recieved accreditation for their Standards, Surveyor Training Programme and Organisation, a 5% discount will apply.

First Time Clients

For organisations submitting a set of standards for accreditation for the first time, an additional optional service of an advance technical review is available at an extra cost of €1,000.


This allows the organisation to prepare their submission in advance of scheduling a survey and to receive guidance on the actual submission including where criteria may have been misinterpreted, where gaps in compliance are noted or where additional evidence may be required.


This gives client organisations time to work on their submission and to agree on realistic survey dates with
ISQua EEA based on the feedback received.

Reference Materials

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ISQua EEA Surveyors

At the heart of the IAP are the ISQua EEA surveyors. ISQua EEA 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 EEA Principles and Standards. The ISQua EEA surveyors provide the organisation with a written report identifying the organisation’s strengths and promoting continuous quality improvement.

Previous IAP Award Ceremonies

Organisations who have achieved ISQua EEA 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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