Players in the certification process

Who are the players involved in the certification procedure? What is their role?

The Interministerial Committee meets as and when needed and at least once a year.

The Advisory Council supports the certification procedure, suggesting any modifications of tools, procedures and processes that might be deemed appropriate to the Interministerial Committee.

The CIEP is a national public administrative body that reports to the Ministry for National Education. It was appointed by the State in 2004 as the operator of the certification scheme for French as a foreign language centres.

Auditors have a thorough knowledge and understanding of French as a foreign language centres.

All centres, be they members of a professional group or independent, and regardless of their status (public, private or association-based), can voluntarily sign up to the Qualité français langue étrangère certification process.

Professional groups have committed to a quality-driven approach out of a concern for offering services of an excellent standard. They contribute their expertise in the field and have been consulted from the early stages in the creation of the Qualité français langue étrangère certification. The president of each group is a member of the certification's Advisory Council and actively participates in working groups.

Higher education partners.