Materials for Accreditation

Accreditation Standards, March 2017 (PDF)

Programs submitting Self-Study Reports in 2018 will use the 2017 standards.

PAB Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF)

Manual amended March 2019.

Self-Study Report Manual and Template

Site Visit Manual for Program Administrators (PDF)

A separate version of this manual is available for Site Visit Team members

Materials for Presentation of Public Information/Criterion 1F

Accredited programs are required to make certain performance-related data available to the public. Programs are required to use the PAB-designed template for presenting this information. All programs will be provided updated AICP exam data annually each November. PAB has also developed a guide to assist programs with their unique measures of student achievement.

Template for PAB Criterion 1F/Public Information (Word)
Guide for Student Achievement as Determined by the Program (PDF)


Accreditation Cycle 2020

Accreditation Timeline for Planning Programs Accredited Through December 31, 2020

Summer 2018 PAB arranges a Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 Site Visit.
January 31, 2019 DEADLINE: All programs submit 2018 Annual Report.
June 15, 2019 DEADLINE: Programs with Fall 2019 Site Visit submit draft Self-Study Report to PAB.
September 15, 2019 DEADLINE: Programs with Spring 2020 Site Visit submit draft Self-Study Report to PAB.
September – November 2019 PAB conducts Fall Site Visits.
January – March 2020 PAB conducts Spring Site Visits.
January 31, 2020 DEADLINE: All programs submit 2019 Annual Report.
April 2020 PAB makes accreditation decisions for Programs with Fall Site Visits.
November 2020 PAB makes accreditation decisions for Programs with Spring Site Visits.
January 1, 2021 New accreditation term begins.

Useful Documents

Reporting a Substantive Change

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A Substantive Change is any organizational and/or programmatic change that may affect the Program’s ability to comply with one or more of the pre-conditions to accreditation, and/or any of the PAB accreditation standards and criteria. Specific examples can be found in PAB’s Policies and Procedures Manual. Programs must notify PAB of a Substantive Change as soon as possible using this form and shall demonstrate how the change(s) will allow for continued compliance with the standards.

Training Presentations

Site Visits

Progress Report Template

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Use this Word document for Progress Reports which is due July 1. Late submissions are subject to a late fee.

PAB Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2019

A list of fees associated with accreditation including candidacy application fee, annual fee, Site Visit fee, late fee, and appeal fee.

Accreditation Cycle 2021

Accreditation Cycle 2022

Accreditation Cycle 2023

Accreditation Cycle 2024