Accreditation & Standards

The Intelligence Academy holds international and industry accreditation via the Institute. Qualifications bestowed with the Institute for European Intelligence and Security as the awarding or accrediting body are also fully compliant with and accredited to the following relevant training and educational standards for intelligence:


The Integrated Training Service of the United Nations Department for Peace Operations maintains pre-deployment and in-mission training standards for peacekeepers across civilian, military and police branches. Minimum standards are outlined in General Assembly Resolution A/RES/49/37, training and selection standards and materials and guidelines pertaining to peace operations.


MC 458/2 is the overarching policy framework for all NATO Education, Training, Exercise and Evaluation (ETEE) and the governing directives Bi-SC 75-2 Education and Training (ET), Bi-SC 75-3 Collective Training and Exercise (CTE) and Bi-SC 75-7 Education and Individual Training (EIT) are derived from it. These standards greatly enhance the professionalism of military training.


European standards on Vocational Education and Training (VET) appear in a variety of publications originating from various institutions. The Common Quality Assurance Framework (CQAF) combines existing standards such as ISO-9000 and EFQM. The European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQARF), European Qualification Framework (EQF), Europass, specific CEN standards and hundreds of other policies, models and guidelines are collectively implemented for full EU VET compliance.

ISO 29990

This standard from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee ISO/TC 232 specifies the basic requirements for providers of learning services in non-formal education and training. This standard improves the quality of learning and improves organisational effectiveness in delegate organisations, reducing overall business costs.