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Accrediting body

A designated competent authority legally entitled to accredit an institution, program, or module of study within the context of an education system. Accrediting bodies can be (but are not necessarily) mandated by legislation or by regulatory bodies and can consist of government representatives, stakeholder representatives, external academic experts, and professional regulatory bodies.
In Canada, Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) conducts accreditation reviews of Canada’s fourteen Physiotherapist education programs. All physiotherapist programs in Canada currently hold an accredited status.