Serving on a CIAC evaluation committee is often described by volunteers as “one of the best forms of professional development,” not only because of what is learned about best practices from the accreditation standards but also because of interaction with academician & education peers. CIAC’s accreditation process depends upon the skill and thoughtful work of individuals who are willing to serve the larger community of distance education, higher education institutions as volunteers.

Apply to Volunteer

The credibility and effectiveness of the accreditation & rating process depend upon the contribution of volunteer evaluators. Read More

Volunteer Profiles

Over 200 + talented experts who represent all aspects of varied industry participate as CIAC volunteer evaluators. Read More

Evaluator Documents

CIAC evaluator documents set forth expectations, specific tasks and procedures for examining committee members. Read More

Volunteer Training

Training includes accreditation workshops, online courses and one-on-one mentoring before, during and after visits. Read More

Value of Peer Review

Accreditation is a practice of peer review and accountability to mutually agreed-upon standards of education quality. Read More

Code of Conduct

Volunteers must adhere to protocols, policies and procedures and conduct their work according to these expectations. Read More