ACTDEC stands for the Accreditation Council for TESOL Distance Education Courses. It is a limited company which accredits TEFL certificate courses.
As of July 2012 they accredit 7 schools with a further 3 schools holding applicant status.
On its website, ACTDEC says it is a “non-profit making independent body” however it is registered with Companies House in the UK as a Limited Company No. 06713832. The registered office…
There is currently NO independent, international board of accreditation or assessment for TEFL certificate providers.
This means that each institute, school, or organization recognizes their own certificate and accreditation comes from good practice, professional standards and reputation.
There are a number of organizations which have been set up nationally. And there are a number of organizations which have been set up by schools as supposedly independent accreditation…
Despite what some providers claim, there is NO independent international accrediting body for TEFL Certificates.
Likewise, there is NO independent international accrediting body for schools which offer courses online.
This means that, on paper at least, every school or certificate is the same. And if a school claims its course is internationally accredited by an independent body then this isn’t true because there is no international accreditation body…