Why Should My Organization Get Accredited by AEE?

Getting accredited by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) can offer several benefits for your organization and its experiential education programs. Here are some reasons why your organization should seek AEE accreditation:

1. Recognition of Quality:

AEE accreditation is a recognized mark of quality in the field of experiential education. Accreditation shows that your organization has met AEE's standards for excellence in program design, implementation, and evaluation.

2. Credibility and Trust:

Accreditation by a respected third-party organization like AEE can enhance credibility and build trust with stakeholders such as participants, parents, partners, and funders.

3. Continuous Improvement:

The accreditation process can help your organization identify areas for improvement and develop a plan for ongoing program development and improvement.

4. Professional Development:

The accreditation process can offer professional development opportunities for your organization's staff, including training, mentoring, and networking.

5. Access to Resources:

Accredited organizations can access AEE's resources, including research, publications, conferences, and workshops, to help your organization stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices in experiential education.

6. Competitive Advantage:

Accreditation can give your organization a competitive advantage in the marketplace, demonstrating a commitment to quality and continuous improvement.

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"Gaining accreditation has been a valuable tool to help inform stakeholders we strive to be a high quality organization... It has also acted as a springboard for further innovation and growth in course design and programming excellence. It has also served as a magnet that continues to attract great educators and new business opportunities to us. So for other organizations we say ‘go for it’!"

- Outward Bound Hong Kong, Accredited by AEE since 2011