The IESL program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation until August 2020. IESL agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the US Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the US.
CEA Standards for the IESL and Institutions
There are forty-four standards that English language programs must meet to secure and maintain accreditation.
- The IESL is a member of English USA, also known as the American Association of Intensive English Programs. AAIEP promotes professional standards and quality in English programs.
- The IESL administrators are members of the Association of International Educators and participate in various NAFSA activities each year. ESL follows the NAFSA Code of Ethics.
- The IESL also follows the Core Standards of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, or TESOL.