On the basis of the documentation of the HEI and the results of the site visit, a FIBAA expert has to assess the quality of a programme/training course or an Institution, to decide whether accreditation/certification should be recommended and to put this recommendation down in a report together with the other members of the audit team. 

When being assigned to an accreditation/certification project for the first time additional time for preparation is required, since an expert has to become acquainted with the basic FIBAA quality criteria and the particular elements of an accreditation/certification examination procedure. 

One of the essential elements of an accreditation/certification procedure is the site visit. A site visit for a programme accreditation usually requires two days, for certification procedure usually one day whereas an institutional audit requires two visits each lasting for two days. 

FIBAA experts do not represent any particular social interests. They are independent international experts.