These categories were designed by the CSIET Board of Directors to encourage organizations to administer their programs according to the highest possible standards and to permit the Evaluation Committee to accurately and fairly reflect its conclusions.
Full Listing is the status that organizations and programs described in the CSIET Advisory List are accorded when they have demonstrated full compliance with the CSIET Standards.
Provisional Listing reflects the Evaluation Committee's determination that an organization, during its first or second evaluation, is judged to be in compliance with CSIET standards on the basis of its application materials. Provisional Listing will be granted to a newly accepted organization for two one-year periods, provided experience with the organization during this time affirms the Committee's assessment. After one year, Provisional Listing may be renewed for a second year. Or, if there is inadequate compliance with specific standards, the organization may be denied listing.
Conditional Listing is a status that may be granted to an organization that had previously achieved either a Full or Conditional Listing. It is issued to organizations that the Accreditation Committee determines are substantially in compliance with the standards but which need improvement in one or more areas. Conditional Listing is granted for one year, but may be renewed for subsequent one-year periods upon completion of review by the Accreditation Committee.