NACC Accreditation Process

NACC Accreditation fosters third sector academic programs worldwide, including nonprofit and nongovernmental studies and management, social entrepreneurship, social-purpose organizations leadership, and philanthropy studies and management, all with curriculum that places the civil sector at the center of the curricular perspective.

Accreditation Timeline 2019 -2020

The following dates are tentative projections for illustrative purposes and are subject to change.

  • July 17: Initial Application (Section 1: Intent to Undergo Accreditation) available.
  • August 30: Deadline to submit Initial Application and application fee.
  • August 1—September 27: Interviews (Section 2) completed. Section 3 made available to applicant immediately following completion of interview.
  • October 25: Deadline to submit Section 3. This concludes the application process.
  • November 15: Accreditation Team to provides Preliminary Reports to ERB for their review and approval.
  • November 29: Preliminary Reports sent to respective Applicants for their review and response.
  • December 27: Deadline for Applicant to submit response to Preliminary Report to Accreditation Team.
  • February 1: ERB submits final decisions to Accreditation Team.
  • February 14: Accreditation Team announces ERB’s final decisions to respective Applicants.
  • March 29: Accreditation Team produces Health of the Field report based on Accreditation findings.