The ISTA Commission on Accrediting has adopted the following policies related to ISTA focused evaluations.

  1. The evaluation inspection fee will be there for focussed evaluations.
  2. The other expense that ISTA will invoice to schools is the cost of evaluator travel. For focussed evaluations of a school’s primary location, ISTA will average the travel expenses of all ISTA-appointed evaluators and ISTA staff members for a given semester, and will invoice that average travel cost for each evaluator and staff member present during the visit. Schools are billed at the conclusion of the semester in which the visit occurs.
  3. Schools will be billed the actual cost of evaluator and staff travel to multiple and/or international extension sites.
  4. The school should arrange for direct payment of the board and lodging and local transportation costs of the evaluation committee and the ISTA staff representative.
  5. The ISTA reserves the right to revise the evaluation inspection fee and other fee from time to time.

Commission on Accrediting policy requires that ISTA-appointed committee members serve without honoraria or remuneration.