Standards Committee: Compliance Review

One important way to ensure the Standards are relevant and reliable is the Compliance Review process. MBA CSEA works with an external firm to conduct reviews for schools and vendors to ensure they are compliant. The committee assists the Standards Consultant with these processes in the following ways:

School Compliance Reviews
  • Provides support to the Standards Consultant for the Standards Compliance Review process, as needed. The committee’s main role is to make sure the process is in compliance with the Standards and provide assistance to the Standards Consultant as needed
  • Compliance Reviews are conducted by a third party CPA firm, Urish Popeck. The Standards Consultant manages the process. 
  • Once per year, a general summary of findings (without specific details) will be presented by the CPA firm. This can be used as an educational tool on general issues with school usage of the Standards and in training. The Standards committee does not see the individual results from the reviews, but serves as a guide in case any questions arise during the process
  • At the end of the cycle for each year, the process and communications are reviewed by a group of committee members to ensure ongoing relevancy and recommend tweaks as needed. 
This program provides vendors that use student surveys to capture and report employment data with a yearly license/certification to use the Standards. The Standards Consultant manages the program and utilizes assistance from the committee if an interpretation of the Standards is needed during the certification process. The committee also reviews the process on a regular basis to make suggestions for adjustments if needed.