The ECTE values consistency and guarantees it by applying processes that are implemented consistently and that are publicly available. The ECTE’s accreditation procedures include consistent phases, including follow up with commendations, recommendations and requirements. The consistency of reviews is also guaranteed by obligatory training of peer experts in the knowledge and interpretation of ECTE criteria, by the oversight of the Review Secretaries who review reports for consistency and by the Accreditation Commission.
The ECTE Accreditation Commission makes accreditation judgments on the basis of explicit, published and consistent criteria and applies these criteria consistently on the basis of both documentary and visitation evidence following reviews. Accreditation decision are made on the basis of compliance with the published Standards and Guidelines for ECTE accreditation.
Accreditation decisions are consistently published on the ECTE website, communicated to institutions and can be appealed through published procedures. The lack of consistency of ECTE services can also be object of complaint or appeal.
Consistent follow up also occurs through the Annual Progress Reports that are considered annually by the Accreditation Director.