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 international accreditation standards.
GAC Accreditation - Overview and Process
A review of GAC accreditation of university programs - includes information on the application process as well as the value and benefits gained once an academic program is accredited.
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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 12 months.
A Four Step Process:
Letter of Intent
The Letter of Intent provides the GAC an overview of the applicant program, verifying that the program meets GAC eligibility requirements.
Download Letter Of Intent Template
The program engages in self-assessment and submits a report evidencing how it meets GAC Accreditation Standards.
Download Self-Assessment Report Template
Peer review by a team of experienced PM faculty and practitioners validating information in the Self-Assessment Report via an onsite visit with the program.
Download ‘Guidance to Programs Hosting an Onsite Visit'
Download GAC Onsite Visit Agenda
Due to the current COVID-19 virus, to ensure the safety and security of GAC volunteers and applicant programs, GAC is piloting GAC Virtual Visits as of September 2020. Learn More
The GAC Directors base their decision on the collective evidence provided by the Letter of Intent, the Self-Assessment Report, and the Onsite Visit Report and Recommendation.