TL10 – Accreditation

Records of the accreditation of University programs by appropriate professional bodies.

Responsible Unit | Information Steward | Information Confidentiality Classification | Retention | Disposition | Authority | Retention Rationale | Version Information

Content & Scope

A number of University of Waterloo programs are subject to accreditation by professional bodies at the provincial, Canadian, or international levels. Accreditation provides assurance that the education in professional programs meets the standards of the profession. After initial accreditation, programs are subject to periodic review at intervals determined by the relevant accrediting bodies.

The records include self-study and other reports required by the accrediting body; site visit reports; responses; accreditation decisions; annual, interim, and other between review reports; records relating to complaints and appeals of accreditation decisions; and related correspondence.

Responsible Unit

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • In other faculties, the schools and departments responsible for initiating and maintaining accreditation for particular programs.

Information Steward

Faculty dean.

Information Confidentiality Classification

  • Public: reports intended for public release.
  • Confidential: all other records.


Until the next review cycle is complete.




The policies and procedures of the relevant accreditation bodies.

Retention Rationale

The retention period is based on operational use. These records have long-term historical value.

Approval Date

26 July 2010