The Accreditation Council
of Trinidad & Tobago

Established by Chapter 39:06 - Quality is the Key


Welcome to the official website of the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT), the regulatory body for quality assuring post secondary and tertiary education in Trinidad and Tobago. This website provides information on quality assurance, as well as the following services offered by ACTT:

Conferment of Institutional Titles
Programme Approval
Equivalence Assessment
Quality Enhancement
Governed by a Board of Directors and staffed by a cadre of highly skilled professionals, the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) is a key player in the development of a quality tertiary education sector in Trinidad and Tobago. ACTT assures the quality and integrity of higher education through the registration, recognition and accreditation of institutions and programmes.Since launching its operations in November 2005, ACTT has:

registered 81 institutions
recognised 14 foreign awarding bodies/institutions
recognised 612 transnational programmes
issued  8,005 Statements on Recognition
approved 45 locally developed higher education programmes
granted candidacy for accreditation to 11 institutions
Accredited 3 institutions
ACTT is recognised regionally and internationally for its commitment to quality. It is affiliated with several international agencies for quality assurance in higher education including:

International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education   (INQAAHE)
Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE)
University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC)
Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC)
National Recognition and Information Centre (NARIC)
International Association of Universities (IAU)
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
ACTT facilitates:

the design of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) that provides the foundation for a seamless education and training system
the free movement of skills within the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) through the recognition of foreign and local qualifications