The Council may validate or accredit educational institutions and/or programs in cases where the same may be inaccessible due to restrictive environments and where the institution/program meets standards established by the Council and examined in a self-study and on-site team visit. Accreditation may be for a 5 year period with visits or progress visits scheduled as necessary to assist the institution in achieving the standards. Provisional accreditation may be granted where appropriate to allow for development while growth is achieved in meeting the standards established by the Council. Either of the terms validation or accreditation may be used at the discretion of the Council to best meet the needs of the institution.