The CLIP Key Timings

The main stages of the CLIP process are the following:

  • Stage 0 Enquiry
  • Stage 1 Application
  • Stage 2 On-site briefing and initiation of the process
  • Stage 3 Eligibility
  • Stage 4 Guided Self-Assessment
  • Stage 5 On-site Peer Review
  • Stage 6 Awarding of the Quality Label
  • Stage 7 Follow-up*
    Quality Improvement and Institutional Development
  • Stage 8 Maintenance of Accreditation
  • Stage 9 Re-Accreditation

The time frame for a company to go through the process from Stage 1 to Stage 6 is expected to be between 6 and 12 months.

* Stage 7 is an open-ended period.

The Key Timings for the CLIP process are summarised in the diagram below.

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