Acredita CI’s history
The “Agencia Acreditadora Colegio de Ingenieros de Chile S.A.”, whose trade name is “Acredita CI S.A.”®, was legally formed by means of public deed on 24 May, 2006. The initiation of commercial activities was authorized by the Internal Revenue Service on 18 July 2006. It is a limited company whose purpose is to guarantee the quality of Higher Education by accrediting Undergraduate and Graduate degrees. Its headquarters are located in the city of Santiago and its scope of action covers the whole country, being able also to carry out services in other countries.
Acredita CI was the only Agency authorized to participate in the experimental process of external evaluation of programs, carried out by the National Undergraduate Accreditation Commission (CNAP) between September 2006 and June 2007, period in which it visited 43 programs of 15 universities.
The entity Agencia Acreditadora Colegio de Ingenieros de Chile S.A. is an agency authorized by the Comisión Nacional de Acreditación (CNA), and it is governed by that established in the Law N° 20.129, authorized on 13 May 2015 to act for the following 7 years.
On 29 July 2011, the Agency obtained its Certification under the Standard ISO 9001:2008, for the Rendering of Service of Accreditation of Programs of Higher Education in the areas of Administration and Commerce, Sciences, Natural Resources and Technology. This certification remains in force.
Acredita CI spread to the set of autonomous institutions of higher education, all the information related to the accreditation process, being made known and inviting them to incorporate their careers and programs to the accreditation processes, according to what is indicated in the Regulation of Authorization of Agencies of Law N° 20.129. In this process the courses or programs offered by autonomous institutions of higher education, which have at least one promotion of graduates belonging to the areas of Technology, Administration and Commerce, Natural Resources and Sciences, at any of their levels of training, according to the authorization granted by the CNA.