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

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

  • Nov 1: Suggested deadline to submit Initial application and application fee.
  • Nov 15 — December 31: Interviews (Section 2) completed. Section 3 made available to applicant immediately following completion of interview.
  • Jan 31: Deadline to submit Section 3. This concludes the application process.
  • Feb 15: Accreditation Team to provides Preliminary Reports to ERB for their review and approval.
  • March 30: Preliminary Reports sent to respective Applicants for their review and response.
  • April 15: Deadline for Applicant to submit response to Preliminary Report to Accreditation Team.
  • June 1: Accreditation Team announces ERB’s final decisions to respective Applicants.
  • June 30: Hard copy reports sent to participating Institutions
  • August 30: Accreditation Team produces Health of the Field report based on Accreditation findings.