Apply for Accreditation

GAC accreditation is a peer-review process which confirms that a project management or related degree program has been carefully assessed and that its scale, scope, and academic quality conform to comprehensive global accreditation standards.

Watch the video to learn more about the steps involved for universities in the accreditation process and the value of accreditation for academic programs. 

GAC Accreditation - Value, Benefits, and Process

A review of GAC accreditation of university programs including the value, benefits, and process of GAC accreditation.

Getting Started

  • Read the GAC Handbook of Accreditation
  • Attend a GAC Event to learn about the GAC accreditation process and receive assistance in preparing the Letter of Intent and the Self Assessment Report. Visit the GAC Events Page to register.
  • GAC Accreditation Specialists are available to assist prospective and applicant programs. Contact us.

Ready to Apply?

The GAC accreditation process is rigorous and shows a commitment to excellence in project management. A program applying for accreditation may expect the process to take approximately  10-12 months.

A Four Step Process:

1. Letter of Intent
The Letter of Intent verifies that the program meets GAC eligibility requirements.

Download the Letter of Intent Template

2. Self-Assessment Report
The program engages in self-assessment and submits a report evidencing how it meets GAC Accreditation Standards.                 

Download the Self Assessment Report Template

Download the Supporting Documents

SAR 5 0 Chart A Mapping Program Outcomes to GAC Areas of Focus Template

SAR 5 0 Chart B Mapping Courses to Learning Outcomes Template

D_2_11 Program Learning Outcomes Assessment Chart Template

3. Visit
Peer review by a team of experienced PM faculty and practitioners validating information in the Self-Assessment Report via a visit to the program.

4. GAC Decision
The GAC Directors base their decision on the collective evidence provided by the Letter of Intent, the Self Assessment Report, and the Visit Report and Recommendation.

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Resources for Applicant Programs

Access a library of resources for applicant and reaffirming programs.

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On-Demand Training

The GAC Training Modules instruct programs on accreditation standards and procedures. Programs seeking or reaffirming accreditation must complete training modules in preparation for the accreditation process.

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GAC Accreditation Fee Schedule

GAC assesses fees for the conduct and maintenance of the GAC accreditation process. Access the GAC Program Fee Schedule.

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GAC Events

Are you a prospective, applicant, or a reaffirming program representative? Register for an upcoming webinar to learn more about GAC accreditation. Webinar topics include an overview of GAC and the accreditation process, GAC and PMBOK Guide 7th Edition, and academic offerings for higher education institutions. If you are an interested program representative, current GAC accredited program contact, or a GAC volunteer, check out the upcoming and previously recorded webinars to find a topic that interests you.

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Have questions? Contact GAC today.

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