Listing Process 
Application for listing in the Advisory List is voluntary. Organizations must reapply for listing annually. In response to increased compliance oversight and regulatory enforcement activity by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the CSIET Board voted in March of 2007 to reconstruct the CSIET review process. Specifically, the Board voted to officially accept compliance audits (conducted by an independent certified public accountant) using CSIET audit templates. These audit results serve as the basis of F-1, and Outbound. J-1 listing is based on good standing with both CSIET and the Department of State. 

CSIET Listing Process

Listing Application and Support Materials 

Compliance Audit Templates


  • For currently listed programs the application materials are due to CSIET by December 1, 2017.
  • For new programs, as well as schools/districts that are I-20 certified, Listing Application materials are due to CSIET by January 15, 2018.
  • Compliance Audit(s) are due to CSIET (does not apply to J-1 organizations) by February 28, 2018.

CSIET Listing

CSIET publishes the results of the review process in the Advisory List as a service to students, educators, and families so that they may identify reputable exchange organizations. The CSIET Board of Directors created the following three types of listing to indicate each organization's level of compliance with the CSIET Standards. 

Full Listing is the status that organizations and programs described in the CSIET Advisory List are granted when they have demonstrated full compliance with the CSIET Standards.

Provisional Listing reflects the 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.

Conditional Listing is a status that may be granted to an organization that had previously achieved either a Full or Provisional Listing. It is issued to organizations that are determined to be 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.