Accreditation

I2EN Accreditation

So as to review French nuclear education and training programs, the Institute relies on its Experts Committee which awards I2EN accreditation on the basis of clear and relevant review criteria. Members of the Committee are recognized experts in their fields and work in pairs: each field is chaired by an expert from academia and one from industry.

 
 

WHY SET UP AN I2EN ACCREDITATION?

 

The accreditation of nuclear education and training programs is an assurance that our programs are top quality and that they meet the needs of electronuclear programs. It is also a marketing tool abroad since I2EN accreditation is both a proof of quality and of adequacy with industrial needs for international students, professors, and decision-makers wishing to benefit from the French expertise in the field. I2EN accreditation showcases the best French nuclear education programs that offer the highest-level of qualification at international level.

 

WHICH PROGRAMS CAN APPLY FOR ACCREDITATION?

 

Accreditation is not mandatory. The request must be submitted by the Program Manager or the Institution Director.
Only nuclear-related, degree-awarding programs are eligible for accreditation.

 

WHAT ARE THE ACCREDITATION CRITERIA?

 

I2EN accreditation is based on two large categories of criteria:

  • Relevance criteria which review the relevance of programs with regards to the needs in skills and qualifications of the nuclear industry
  • Means criteria which review the means implemented by the institution.

 

Download our Accreditation Criteria

 

WHO AWARDS THE ACCREDITATION?

 

I2EN’s Expert Committee is made of experts from academia and industry. Each program is reviewed by at least one Review Team of two experts, one from the industry, the other from academia. The High-commissioner for atomic energy, who chairs the I2EN Council of Partners, is the final decision-maker. He awards the I2EN accreditation upon proposal of the Expert Committee.
 

Read more about our experts

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR ACCREDITATION?

 

To apply for accreditation, the Program Administrator or the Institution Director must:
 

  1. 1. Submit an official accreditation request
  2. 2. If the program is eligible, provide the Review Team with all the necessary documentation for them to conduct a complete review of the program curriculum
  3. 3. Produce a Self-Study Report in line with I2EN criteria (Read the Self-Study Report Guide)
  4. 4. Discuss with the Review Team and answer any additional question the Team may have.

 

The Expert Committee is the final decision-maker and only body entitled to propose the award of I2EN accreditation to the High-commissioner for atomic energy.
 

Download the full accreditation process