AIKA shall establish an experts group consisting of at least 5 experts and inform the respective higher education institution or college about the composition of the experts group, the observers, and the AIKA representative who shall coordinate the assessment procedure.

The higher education institution or college may reject the members of the experts group by submitting a justified written application to AIKA specifying the reasons for each rejected member of the experts group.

The observers delegated by the Student Union of Latvia and the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees shall participate in the work carried out by the experts, without having the voting rights. The experts shall be selected in compliance with the criteria and principles for the selection of experts, developed by AIKA.