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TEFL Course Accreditation

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All TEFL courses are not created equal. The fact is, certification programs are not standardized in the TEFL industry, and quality can vary greatly from course to course. Potential future employers will do their research on the quality of your TEFL certification, and that’s why it’s so important to know what you’re getting before you sign up.

Bridge is accredited by the following organizations:

  • In the USA:

ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency

BridgeTEFL in the USA is accredited by ACCET and only the TEFL courses in the USA are approved by ACCET. ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training is an independent agency that reviews and certifies continuing education and training programs in the United States. The agency has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1978 as a reliable authority in certifying the quality of institutions of higher education and training.

Accreditation through ACCET is a rigorous process and involves site visits, approval of programs, review of an institution’s financial statements, and adherence to quality standards equivalent to ISO 9001 Quality Management. This accreditation gives you an outside, professional judgment on the quality of our teacher training programs.

  • Outside of the USA:

The Bridge centers in South America and TEFL partners abroad are not accredited by ACCET but accredited by or affiliated with varying regional or local accrediting or regulatory agencies.

  • In Chile: The Bridge center in Santiago Chile has been evaluated and certified by ISO 9001 standards.

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Bridge maintains the following affiliations:

University of Cambridge

Bridge is one of only 12 locations in the United States qualified to offer the prestigious Cambridge University CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). Our center in Denver is recognized as an official CILTS (Cambridge Integrated Language Teaching Schemes) Center, having passed rigorous evaluation and certification processes ensuring the quality of our facilities, our staff, and our programs.


The National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS)

Bridge in the USA is a member of National CCRS (National College Credit Recommendation Service). The National CCRS has recommended our IDELT program for credit at over 1,500 universities in the United States. The IDELT has been recommended for 6 graduate-level semester hours as an elective or as a teaching practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

The National CCRS is an educational advisory service that evaluates learning experiences for noncollegiate organizations throughout the United States and overseas. The National CCRS makes the results available to colleges to use as a guide in awarding credit for noncollegiate course work. Credit recommendations are established through a thorough and objective evaluation process that involves a review of course content, instructor qualifications, and educational administrative practices, as well as site visits conducted by a team of evaluators.

The National CCRS is conducted by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York, the most comprehensive educational organization in the nation. The University has responsibility for all educational concerns in the State, including public and private institutions of higher learning, elementary and secondary schools, museums, libraries, historical societies, and other agencies whose primary function is education. The Regents and the Commissioner of Education determine the State’s educational policies and establish standards for maintaining quality schools.