Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)

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The GAC is the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management and related degree programs, accrediting programs at the bachelor’s, postgraduate, and doctorate levels offered within accredited institutions of higher education worldwide.

The GAC is committed to fostering excellence and continuous improvement in academic degree programs related to the field of project management.

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Handbook of Accreditation for Academic Degrees and Awards

Review the updated standards of accreditation and learn more about the accreditation process and the transition from the 3.1 handbook.

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News and Highlights

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Apply for the PMI Giving Back Program

The PMI Academic Team is providing 50 complimentary registrations to individuals to attend the 20 October Virtual Experience Series event. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-7) Friday, 16 October and applicants must be a current or aspiring project professional or interested in building your project management skills.

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Recently Accredited Programs

Learn about the most recent GAC accredited programs.

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GAC Pilots Virtual Visits

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 at this time.

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NEW! PMI Certification Requirements Reduced for GAC Graduates

Now graduates of GAC accredited programs will be granted substantial credit toward the experience requirement for all PMI certifications. This new benefit applies retroactively to the program’s initial accreditation date.

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Join the Academic Network

Register to receive monthly emails with news and events within the project management academic community.

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Virtual Student Summit Available On Demand

The 2019 Virtual Student Summit is now available to access on-demand. Students can view sessions on an authentic agile mindset, ethics in project management, career trajectories of rising leaders in project management, and more. In addition, students can access information on PMI tools and resources that can support them both in school and on their project management career path.

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Free Event for PMI Student Members

Verified PMI student members can attend the October Virtual Experience Series on demand for free and take advantage of the student and emerging professionals track by identifying themselves as a PMI student member during registration and our November, September and June events are free to all PMI members. To be eligible as a PMI student member you must be enrolled in a full-time, degree-granting program at a college or university that has U.S. accreditation or the global equivalent.

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New Seal for GAC Accredited Programs Released

GAC is pleased to announce the rebranded GAC logo and the GAC Accredited Program Seal.

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GAC Releases Resources for Accreditation Onsite Visits

GAC Releases Resources for Accreditation Onsite Visits

Online training modules for GAC Onsite Team Members and programs considering or applying for GAC accreditation.

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Steps to Get Your Degree Accredited

Learn about the 4-step process to have your degree accredited, with videos, templates and sample documentation.

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Attend a GAC Accreditation Workshop Near You

Attend a GAC Accreditation Event Near You

Planning to apply or re-affirm your program’s accreditation? GAC accreditation events give you critical information on the steps in the process.

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