Policies and Procedures Manual

The PAB Policies and Procedures Manual describes the policies and procedures used by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) in the accreditation of planning programs. It is intended for a variety of audiences, including: accredited programs; unaccredited programs interested in accreditation; Site Visitors; and interested organizations, agencies and individuals who desire information on the accreditation practices of the PAB. Please note, the Planning Accreditation Board is referred to as “PAB” or “the Board” in this document; “PAB staff” refers to employees of PAB in this document.


This manual provides guidance on the review process and expectations of the PAB. It should be used in conjunction with the Accreditation Standards, Self-Study Report Manual & Template, Site Visit Manuals, and PAB Fee Schedule. Manual amended February 2020.