European Suzuki Association - Appointments & Accreditation (2023)

European Suzuki Association Appointments & Accreditations Manual Revised May 2023 Page 6 of 19 E. RECOGNITION OF TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS FROM OTHER REGIONS 1. Definition of regions At present, there are five Regional Suzuki Associations, of which ESA is one. The others are -  ARSA (Asia Region Suzuki Association) which covers Asia, except Japan  PPSA (Pan Pacific Suzuki Association) covering Australia, New Zealand and Oceania  SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas) covering North, Central and South America  TERI (Talent Education Research Institute) which covers Japan All of these regions have their own independent SUZUKI™ Teacher Training programmes. Some of these have a unified system of certification, e.g. ESA and PPSA, whereas others do not. 2. Procedure for obtaining recognition a. All applications must be sent to the ESA Office, either direct by the applicant or through the national Suzuki association where he or she intends to work. b. The documentation required depends on the applicant’s qualifications. See Appendix E1 Recognition of Teachers with Approved Accreditation See Appendix E2 Recognition of Teachers without Approved Accreditation c. All credentials will be properly checked by the ESA with the candidate’s regional Suzuki association and/or Teacher Trainer. d. The ESA’s decision will be communicated to the applicant with a copy to the ESA national Suzuki association. Recognition will be in the form of an official letter or certificate. 3. Recognition of Teachers with Approved Accreditation ESA will automatically and routinely recognise all those SUZUKI™ teachers who provide documentation to prove that they have obtained approved accreditation from another Region. See Appendix E1 Recognition of Teachers with Approved Accreditation 4. Recognition of Teachers without Approved Accreditation SUZUKI™ teachers without approved accreditation may, in certain circumstances, obtain recognition of the Teacher Training which they have completed in another Region. a. Recognition will be on a case by case basis. b. All applications for recognition must be submitted or referred to the ESA Office and will be considered by the relevant ESA Instrument Committee, who will make a recommendation to the ESA Board.