Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training (QAAET) , established in 2008 is an independent national body that reports t the Ministry of Education of Bahrain. The QAAET is divided into four units responsible for institutional and program reviews:
- School Review Unit
- Vocational Review Unit
- Higher Education Review Unit
- National Examinations Unit
The Higher Education Review Unit (HERU) prepares institutional quality review reports which serve as the basis for licensing decisions made by the Higher Education Council (HEC). The HERU reviews all higher education institutions and branches operating in Bahrain including those which have a physical presence in Bahrain.