The differences between state and professional-public accreditation

State and professional-public accreditation determine the objectives and the means of their achievement in different ways on the basis of the interests of education quality assurance

State Accreditation (Federal Education and Science Supervision Service)

Professional-Public Accreditation (NCPA)

The purpose is to establish the compliance of the educational programme with the requirements of the Federal State Educational Standards The purpose is to identify significant achievements of the educational institution which reflect the most progressive trends of global development in the sphere of education and science
Review Panel consists of Russian experts who are certified by the Federal Education and Science Supervision Service and meet the approved requirements (higher education, at least 3 years of work experience in the field of educational or management activity) External Review Panel consists of well-qualified Russian and foreign experts who represent academic society, professional and student communities and are certified by independent organizations
Negative results of accreditation of the educational programme (or the major) are published and brought to the notice of law enforcement agencies

Only the best educational programmes of higher education, which passed expert selection, can be accepted for accreditation;
Information on the negative decision is not disclosed

Obligatory for all HEIs On a voluntary basis
Necessary for the fulfillment of legal requirements Is taken into account in the distribuion of admission quotas for state-funded places