No, this is not guaranteed. Unlike other online course accreditors, we do not just issue accreditation to a company that pays us. Courses must meet or exceed our objective benchmarks. We are a professional committee consisting of industry and education experts; we maintain objective standards at all times. A course will not receive accreditation until it meets our stringent requirements.
It depends on the length of the course and the complexity of the course, but from start to finish of initial accreditation it usually takes between 2 to 4 months. Please remember that accreditation is an ongoing process that never really ends; students should always know that their course-provider continually aims high.
Please click the menu link ‘standards’ under ‘accreditation’ or click here. Our standards are strict but they are transparent, meaning your company will know exactly what criteria your course must meet in order to attain accreditation. If you fail to meet these standards on the first attempt then we provide you with the necessary feedback to amend your course so that it will meet our standards when you re-submit it for accreditation. Your second attempt is included in your accreditation fee.
Please refer to our pricing list under ‘Accreditation Service’ > ‘Pricing’ in the menu or click here
Yes. There is an annual membership fee. Accreditation includes your first year of membership. Following this first year, annual membership per course costs just $159 and includes a stealth visit to your online centre. Discounts are available for course-providers with multiple courses accredited by OTCAC. Each annual review requires each course-provider to submit a completed self-evaluation form regarding each OTCAC-accredited course. Our consultants peruse your site for any inconsistencies or deviations from the previous year’s course details and provide you with a written report. Assuming that your course still meets our standards, you will be able to continue paying annual fees and displaying our accreditation logo. Should your course fail to meet our standards on the return visit then you will be informed in the written report and may only be able to continue membership the following year if you return your course to its original state or amend it to meet our standards. You have our guarantee that our membership fees will not change until our reassessment period in 2025.
You have our guarantee that our membership fee of $159 per year will not change until our reassessment period in 2025. The fee percentage change is prohibited from fluctuating by greater than 20%.
We operate online only since we accredit online only courses. You should email us or complete the contact form. No matter what day of the week or what time of the year, one of our staff will respond to your query swiftly. We value our clients and understand your urgency in earning accreditation so that you can offer an assurance in quality to your prospective students or trainees.
Our consultants responsible for the accreditation process are generally postgraduate-educated with master’s degrees and have a wealth of professional experience in their subject area. Written objective standards must be followed at all times. Staff undergo training, and peer review ensures that the whole accreditation process is objective and fair.