The institution seeking to be accredited MUST initiate the process by submitting a letter of intent to AABI which will determine whether the preliminary request is appropriate for further action. If it is reasonably certain that the programs for review fall within its purview, AABI will furnish the institution with an application form to be returned with information pertinent to the accreditation process.
The application and supporting information will address the general background of the institution with specific responses aimed at the appropriateness of the aviation programs to be accredited by AABI.
Each program seeking accreditation SHOULD have completed at least one full cycle and have graduated at least one class.
Once the application has been reviewed and evaluated and it has been determined that the programs are appropriate, the institution will undertake a self-study in accordance with the outline presented in AABI Form 204.
A critical examination will be made of all facets of each academic program for which accreditation is sought, including its faculty, staff, administration, students, and resources. Performance histories of students will be analyzed, as well as projected enrollments and placement opportunities for graduates.
All the foregoing information will be compiled in a narrative self-study report with accompanying data in appropriate tables, charts and graphs. Five copies of the report will be furnished to AABI.