ISQua Specialist Certificate

Fundamentals of External
Evaluation Surveying

Fundamentals of External Evaluation Surveying


About the course
This course provides a critical insight into numerous assessment methodologies, approaches and techniques that constitute the various stages of the surveying process.

Who is it for
This is an essential starting point for individuals seeking to launch their career as a surveyor, existing surveyors who wish to develop and broaden their knowledge from an international perspective, and "in-house" experts or project managers who are responsible for assisting their organisation through the accreditation process.

Course information

  • Duration: 12 months (from date of enrolment)
  • Fully online course
  • Continuous assessment (no final exam)
  • Certificate awarded upon completion
  • Discounted registration fee for ISQua Members

Please be advised that completion of this course does not qualify an individual to work as an ISQua surveyor nor does it qualify an individual to work as a surveyor with an external evaluation organisation. Individuals interested in becoming a surveyor should contact an external evaluation organisation directly to learn about the requirements to become a surveyor with their programme.

What our learners say

"The ISQua Specialist Programme on Fundamentals of External Evaluation (FEES Programme) is well designed and provides an excellent overview of the external evaluation surveying.  What I learned from the FEES programme will guide me in my professional life as a surveyor in every step of the evaluation process in which I will be involved. 
I believe the knowledge I acquired will help me advise hospitals directly on their quality improvement beyond just the evaluation process.

With the help of the FEES, I can now provide more structured advice for hospitals globally. To illustrate, FEES taught me how to assess hospitals more effectively, develop a more solid relationship with key people in the healthcare organisations, be prepared for unexpected conflicts, and even give feedback to the hospitals, including how to write a good report. 
The copious examples that the FEES programme has provided me will undoubtedly play a role as templates guiding the hospitals to better healthcare."

2019 Conference Tracks

Course Content

Introduction to Surveying
Topic Synopsis Presenter
Introduction to Surveying This session will provide a brief introduction to surveying. Wendy Nicklin, ISQua President, former President and CEO, Accreditation Canada

What our learners say

"The ISQua Fundamentals of External Evaluation Surveying Specialist Certificate helped me advance my knowledge on various evaluation methodologies from a global perspective. The course material has been well-crafted and addressed all phases of the evaluation process. It was interesting to go through the modules on survey report writing and key challenges associated with external surveying which spoke about assessing the facts, discussing variances, managing emotions, and resolving differences.  
Thank you ISQua, the FEES program has further enhanced my knowledge and confidence in one of my favorite subjects."


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Specialist Certificates fees

New To ISQua? Hours Duration Cost Eligibility
  40 12 months €350 Applicants from High Income (HI) & Upper Middle Income (UMI) countries
ISQua Members Hours Duration Cost Eligibility
  40 12 months €250 Active ISQua Members
Standard LMIC rate* Hours Duration Cost Eligibility
  40 12 months €175 Applicants from Low and Lower Middle Income Countries (LMIC)
ISQua Member (LMIC rate*) Hours Duration Cost Eligibility
  40 12 months €125 Active ISQua Members from low and lower-middle-income countries

* ISQua offers 50% discount to participants who were born in and currently work in low income and lower middle income countries as ranked by the World Bank. Applicants must upload the first page of their passport and letter from their employer to verify they qualify for this discount.

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