Do you know about the Instituto Cervantes’ school accreditation system?  SACIC is an accreditation process which leads to a signed agreement between the Instituto Cervantes and Spanish language schools promising a commitment to quality, international recognition and a platform for spreading information on an international level about the educational offers of the schools.

The accreditation system is composed of a series of  requirements which each school must fulfil:

1. Initial accreditation:

The initial accreditation process for Spanish as a Foreign Language schools has various phases:

a) Beginning the accreditation dossier and verification of all the required legal documents.
b) Gaining a favourable technical/academic report
c) Signing of the accreditation contract

Extension of the accreditation

The accreditation contract which leads to the school being recognised as accredited can be renewed every three years for a maximum of twelve years.  The extension of the accreditation is written in terms established by the Instituto Cervantes  according to the  resolutions of the Board of Directors.

The Instituto Cervantes has a group of evaluation bodies – the Universidad de Alcalá, the Universidad Nebrija, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Universidad Rovira y Virgili, the Asociación de Centros de Idiomas de Argentina (SEA) and the Instituto Cervantes itself.

As is explained on the SACIC webpage, recognition of the school as an Instituto Cervantes accredited school implies the right to use the logo and the wording “ Centro Acreditado por el Instituto Cervantes”.  It also also leads to the school being advertised as an accredited school on the relevant part of the Instituto Cervantes webpage.

For more information please see the SACIC webpage.