Online Teaching Course Accreditation Committee

Accredited Courses

The OTCAC Accredited Courses List currently includes distance education high school review courses and further education training courses (pedagogy for teaching ELL and EFL). While the institutions offering a these courses are examined for their ethical practices, it is the courses that OTCAC accredits. A course is typically evaluated for accreditation over a period of 90 days, which is valid for a year. Each year, an OTCAC reviewer is responsible for conducting an online ‘stealth check’ of each accredited course, whereby information provided by an institution on their annual ‘self-evaluation and disclosure’ form is cross-checked with information present on their website. Reaccreditation by OTCAC generally operates on a five-year cycle, but OTCAC reserves the right to bring forward this timeline if stealth checks reveal a drastic deviation from OTCAC standards in a previously accredited course. 

Accreditation is granted when a course is deemed to fully comply with each of the OTCAC accreditation standards. An institution’s status is indicated below. An institution’s course can be displayed as “accredited”, “decision pending”, “previously accredited”, “denied”, or “processing reaccreditation”. In certain cases, additional information on the reason(s) for the status might be available. Accredited institutions’ courses flagged for potentially deviating from OTCAC standards after the annual check remain fully accredited until the underlying issues are resolved.

Course(s): IB TOK

Accreditation: Previously Accredited

Country: UAE

Course(s): 120-hour | 168-hour TEFL

Accreditation: Accredited

Country: South Korea

Course(s): 100-hour | 120-hour TEFL

Accreditation: Accredited

Country: UK

Course(s): IB English A | English B | Psychology | Geography

Accreditation: Accredited

Country: UK

Course(s): 120-hour TEFL

Accreditation: Accredited

Country: UK

Course(s): 120-hour TEFL

Accreditation: Accredited

Country: UK

Course(s): iGCSE | IB Maths | Economics

Accreditation: Previously Accredited

Country: UK

Course(s): 150-hours TEFL

Accreditation: Denied

Country: UK

Course(s): 100-hours TEFL

Accreditation: Decision Pending

Country: Thailand

Course(s): Cambridge iGCSE English

Accreditation: Decision Pending

Country: China

Course Provider
Course Title
Accreditation
Country
IB Studynova
IB Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Previously Accredited
UAE
i-TEFL
120-hour TEFL | 168-hour TEFL
Accredited
South Korea
EFLtoESL
100-hour TEFL | 120-hour TEFL
Accredited
China
IB Study Guide
IB English A | English B | Psychology | Geography
Accredited
UK
StudyTEFL
120-hour TEFL
Accredited
UK
TEFLmasters
120-hour TEFL
Accredited
USA
IB Think
IB | iGCSE Maths | Economics
Previously Accredited
UK
TEFLonline
150-hours TEFL
Denied
UK
ProTEFL
100-hour TEFL
Decision Pending
Thailand
Cambridge Lit
Cambridge iGCSE English
Decision Pending
China

HOW IT WORKS

CONTACT US

To start off the accreditation process, contact us with information about your online course. We accredit only online education courses.

ONLINE VISIT

We visit your online site to ensure that your site is transparent and provides your students with a course outline before they pay.

ACCREDITATION FEE

We then contact you with our detailed list of standards. Once confident your course meets our criteria, you make the accreditation payment.

COURSE MATERIAL

Our expert consultants then examine your course content, checking it against our standards list to ensure it meets our rigid standards.

FEEDBACK

You will be provided with course feedback within the stipulated timeframe. This will confirm your success or highlight edits required to gain accreditation.

ACCREDITATION

Upon meeting all of our standards, you will receive an online logo to display on your website and a live link to your certificate of accreditation.

Would you like to be accredited by OTCAC?

Contact us with a summary of what courses you offer your clients and provide as much detail as possible about your course content. One of our consultants will respond shortly thereafter to start the accreditation process.