When instituting new or substantially revised curricula, member institutions are required to submit documentation to the Commission in order to remain in compliance with Article I., Section 3., of the ACCPAS Rules of Practice and Procedure.
In the case of new curricular programs, applications for Plan Approval are required. Applications for Substantive Change are required should substantial changes be made to existing programs. In either case, an approval is required prior to implementation or change.
Plan Approval is required after institutional approval and before students are admitted into a new program. The application for Plan Approval includes information concerning the structure of the new program, as well as data concerning the faculty, library, equipment, and/or resources necessary for its support.
The format and instructions for submitting applications for Plan Approval may be found in the ACCPAS Procedures for Accreditation, Part II: The ACCPAS Self-Study Document, specifically Section II.A. (see pages II-16 – II-18).
When a curricular program has received Plan Approval, the program is listed in the ACCPAS Directory List in italics.
Final Approval for Listing
Final Approval for Listing is granted when ACCPAS has reviewed an application including validation of the Plan Approved curriculum through evidence of completion. Evidence for three students is required. The format and instructions for submitting evidence consistent with Plan Approval documentation may be found in the ACCPAS Procedures for Accreditation, Part II: The ACCPAS Self-Study Document, specifically Section II.A. (see page II-18).
When the curricular program has received Final Approval for Listing, the program is listed in the ACCPAS Directory List in regular type.
Application Procedures for Plan Approval & Final Approval for Listing
Please contact the National Office for application procedures for Plan Approval or Final Approval for Listing.