IAO - International Accreditation Organization


The IAO, International Accreditation Organization, was an international quality assurance agency, working to improve education quality standards of organizations all over the world. With its global network of experts, the IAO, International Accreditation Organization, granted accreditation to educational institutions, corporations, professionals and qualified individuals.

IAO's International Accreditation represented an education provider's commitment to delivering quality. It assured the stakeholders that the education provider's degrees & credits would have increased acceptability around the world, should they decide to study or work abroad. The score that an education provider gets under the Points Profile System of IAO gave a competitive edge over all regional and international educational institutes, universities and schools.

The IAO, International Accreditation Organization, was based in Houston, Texas, USA. IAO Accreditation was conferred by rigorously evaluating the applicant institution and its programs, through the unique patented evaluation process based on the best global practices in working-adult education. The thorough examination of the applicant's management, quality of education, processes and methods ensured that the accredited institutions met IAO's global quality standards for the benefit of working adults pursuing higher education.

In 2010, Bircham International University was reviewed and granted Accreditation from the IAO, International Accreditation Organization. In 2014, further documents and a site visit were required for the renovation of the IAO accreditation. The site visit and inspection conducted by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bruque, Dean of Internationalization from the University of Jaen, in Spain.

Later, in 2015, the International Accreditation Organization (IAO) went off for undisclosed reasons. The Texas Higher Education Board did not recognize the IAO initiative, nor did the USA Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). IAO seemed to resurface in 2017, after disappearing for two years. Bircham International University considered that IAO did no longer provide the international quality assurance fostered by its mission. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bruque, former IAO inspector, was not informed either of the latest developments of this organization. Bircham International University decided to keep the IAO accreditation entry listed, because the site visit and review conducted by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bruque was real and very instructive. At a time, the IAO’s initiative seemed an excellent way to prove BIU excellency.


IAO - International Accreditation Organization

Reference - Accredited. Year: 2010... 2015.

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IAO - International Accreditation Organization


IAO - International Accreditation Organization