For ease of reference, the links included in this section are divided into the following category headings: HE Quality Assurance Offices - Ireland, Professional Bodies - Ireland, European, International and US Accreditation Bodies. The links featured are to awarding bodies, organisations, networks, associations etc. all of which have an interest, role or influence in quality assurance / quality improvement matters.
Regional accreditation is the primary type of institutional accreditation used in the United States. It is carried out by six organisations that cover different geographic regions of the country. In addition, there are several national accrediting bodies that carry out institutional accreditation and are recognised by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the U.S. Department of Education. Links to these regional and national bodies are included here.