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Accreditation Agencies

International accreditation agencies are important AISA partners as AISA now requires that all Full Member schools be internationally accredited by an AISA authorised agency.

Schools seeking membership with AISA, who are already accredited by an AISA authorised accrediting agency, can immediately apply for Full Membership if they meet all the criteria required (click here for details). Schools who are currently seeking accreditation will need to join AISA as Affiliate Members until such time as their accreditation is finalized. The school then has no more than 5 years to complete their accreditation process at which time they will immediately move to Full Membership.

Below is a list of accrediting or authorizing agencies recognized by AISA and their websites:

Accrediting Body
Council of International Schools (CIS)
CfBT Education Trust CfBT Education Trust
Council of British International Schools (COBIS)
Authorised International Baccalaureate World School (at least two IB programmes required) 
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) 
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 
(COBISCouncil of British International Schools (COBIS) (Accredited Member Only) 
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) 
Penta International: Any school that Penta International acredits under the British Overseas Schools Standards can be considered for AISA membership

The AISA Board will consider additional agencies based on established criteria. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.