Statement of Accreditation Status

International Institute for Restorative Practices

  • CEO: Dr. Linda Kligman, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Melissa Ash
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2008
  • Accreditation Granted: 2011
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

531 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 807-9221

www.iirp.edu

  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • August 28, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional locations at (1) Woodlyn Center, 1301 & 1307 W MacDade Blvd., Woodlyn, PA 19094; (2) Lansdale Center, 801 W. 2nd Street, Lansdale, PA 19446; and (3) Delaware Valley University, 700 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of these additional locations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further development and implementation of (1) strategic planning that addresses planned enrollment growth (Standard 2); (2) graduate curricula that provides for the development of research and critical thinking skills (Standard 11); and (3) strengthened academic oversight of online course offerings (Standard 13). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 23, 2011
    To grant accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • May 5, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and include the online Master of Restorative Practices and Education program, online Master of Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling program and an online Graduate Certificate in Restorative Practices within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To note that the institution's initial self-study report will be acted upon at the June 2011 Commission meeting.
  • March 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Delaware Valley College, 700 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901-2697 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2010-2011.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:

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