In November of 2013 Kroka Expeditions became one of the fifty schools accredited internationally by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) . This accreditation is based on compliance with AEE's high standards addressing philosophical, educational and ethical principles, program governance, program oversight and management of activities, human resources (faculty and staff selection, hiring, training and supervision), transportation, equipment, nutrition and hygiene, venue selection and appropriateness, international considerations, environment and culture, and land and water based technical activities. Attaining accredited status through the AEE accreditation program is solid evidence of an organization’s commitment to quality and safety, belief in professional standards, and allocation of resources toward continued excellence and improvement. Programs that achieve AEE accreditation can be confident that they meet or exceed recognized industry standards.
“AEE is truly proud to add Kroka Expeditions to our growing list of accredited programs. The integrity of the organization and the quality of their programming is exceptional. Knowing that Kroka meets the highest standards in the field of experiential education should give tremendous confidence to their participants, parents, staff, and supporters.” - Shawn Tierney, AEE Director of Accreditation.
The Association for Experiential Education is a professional membership association based in Boulder, Colorado. The mission of AEE is to develop and promote experiential education. While AEE was founded in the mid-1970s, its accreditation arm came into being in the early 1990s. Since then, the AEE accreditation program’s standards-based evaluation process by objective, independent reviewers has become the industry-accepted level of professional evaluation for experiential education programs.