November 16, 2020
As IFSAC Administration works together with the Council of Governors (COG), Certificate Assembly Board of Governors (CABOG), and Degree Assembly Board of Governors (DABOG) to innovate how we move the organization forward while adhering to the guidance of health officials during the pandemic, the following updates are provided to keep you informed.
Accreditation Site Visits - Certificate Assembly
All site visits for certifying entities and degree programs through June 30, 2020, have been postponed until further notice. IFSAC Administration will be working directly with each entity and program on the rescheduling process. All site visits after July 1, 2020, will be scheduled with consideration of current COVID-19 precautions and restrictions on a case-by-case basis.
Accreditation Site Visits - Degree Assembly
The Degree Assembly passed a tmeporary policy at the 2020 Fall Meeting to allow for virtual site visits to be confucted during the allowed flexibilities of the Department of Education/Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Administration will be working directly with each entity that is eligible to conduct a virtual site visit on scheduling.
IFSAC 2021 Spring Meeting
The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress 2021 spring training and meetings is tentatively scheduled to be an in-person event held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, April 7 - 10, 2021. All activities will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton Oklahoma City Northwest, 3233 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Please note that this is not the same hotel as used in previous years.
While we cannot yet predict when in-person meetings will resume, you can rest assured that we will notify our members as soon as we can. The Council of Governors along with Administration will be monitoring the situation and make a decision early February.