Global Accreditation alignment


“PCiBS Accreditation” is based on the ISO standards certification process. All levels of accreditation require a certain amount of physical hours experience on the job. After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown in the table below. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential. PCiBS has a partnership with an accredited Canadian company in Northern America.

Other certification processes can be followed as well. We integrate our learnings with the PMI and follow the PMBok processes and knowledge areas. We can certify you with our partners as a PMP. You could also use IPMA for your certifications. All these will be made available to you to determine your certification. Some of our students require a local or use a certification process of a certification body close to you.

At PCiBS, we strive to be the best for our industry and the Project Controls Discipline. To be the best, it requires us to ensure that our courses and programs are world-class and in line with international project management standards.

We are partnered with ELU (Ernest Lehman University) https://ernestlehman.university/ and use them as our key controller for subject matter experts.

PCIBS Certified Professional experience PM project experience
Provisional Project Manager None None
Project Manager (PM) Two years: One year in PM PM activities: a total of 200 hours
Lead Project Manager Five years: Two years in PM PM activities: a total of 300 hours
Senior Lead Project Manager Ten years: Seven years in PM PM activities: a total of 1,000 hours


We are partnered with various international accreditation bodies that provide ISO (International Organization of Standardization) and PMP (Project Management Professional) certifications.

Our accreditation partners are supported by:

— International Accreditation Service (IAS)

— United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

— ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

— CPD Certification Service

— Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

We follow the United States Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) rules and regulations.


“Accreditation” is a review performed by approved accreditation organizations through the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) of the United States of America. Accreditation measures the quality of the higher education of an institution of its programs and courses. In the United States of America, and for PCiBS, certification is a definitive way that government officials, students, families, and the press know that PCiBS is an institution that provides quality education as per the norms laid down by CHEA.  Find out more about CHEA, click the link below.

PCiBS has followed an extensive quality checklist to ensure that all the accreditation requirements are in place. With these qualifications requirements, we have aligned our programs and their Notational Qualifications Framework (NQF) to all the higher learning institutions, as listed below. Besides, we also conform to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). All the credits for the programs are in line with the accreditation organization’s requirements, PLUS they are equal or better than the best higher educational institutions and universities.


PCiBS follows the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) rules and regulations, and CHEA is in the United States of America.

The CHEA approves all the institutions listed below. The CHEA Database of Institutions and Programs Accredited by Recognized United States Accrediting Organizations contains information about more than 8,200 institutions and 20,000 programs in the U.S. Links to the Websites of these colleges and universities are also available.


Distance Education Accrediting Commission – (DEAC)

This institution accredits higher learning institutions that offer programs of study that are delivered by distance in the United States and international locations. They must award credentials at the associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and professional doctoral degree level.


Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools – (ACICS)

This institution accredits private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical or occupational careers, plus programs via distance education or internationally. PCiBS is aware that this institution’s accrediting powers are in question by the CHEA.


PCiBS is following the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) rules and regulations. They can be viewed under the International search Directory. The CHEA approves all the institutions listed below.

Europe (UK)


The British Accreditation Council (BAC)

This institution accredits institutions that are specialist institutions offering only a small number of study programs. BAC operates different accreditation schemes to cover all types of providers. The two schemes used for international providers are Independent Higher Education, and International Centre and accreditation is only available to private providers.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

This institution sets and monitors the standards of UK higher education and develops the UK Quality Code for Higher Education; advises and supports higher education sector organizations about quality and standards; training and international services to establish approaches to Higher Education quality.



Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is used to regulate qualifications in the Australian education system. The AQF was first introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia for higher education.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

NZQA’s role is to ensure that the New Zealand qualifications are regarded as credible and robust, nationally and internationally. They are also responsible for managing the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, qualifications recognition, and standard-setting for some specified unit standards.

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

This institution implements the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) as a basis for quality assurance of higher education and standards for national qualifications. They are responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education. Malaysia follows a similar qualification framework as Europe.



Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)

BQA is a parastatal established by the Botswana Qualifications Authority Act, No 24 of 2013. Legislation has mandated the BQA to oversee the development and implementation of the National Credit and Qualifications Framework (NCQF). 

Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) 

NQA is a statutory body, regulated in terms of the National Qualifications Framework Act No 29 of 1996. Legislation has mandated the NQA to oversee the development and implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

NCHE promotes a coordinated higher education system, enhance students’ access to higher education, and ensure quality higher education.



NOTE: PCiBS Training

Our training is based on international university standards and all subjects training is at levels 7 and 9. The assignments and competencies are measured and indicated according to the candidate’s abilities and will reflect in our transcript and Individual Development Tool (IDP). This includes an overall grade per subject and program.

Qualification AQF Level NQF Level EQF Level USA
Specialization per Subject up to 7 up to 7 up to 6 up to 7
Certificate 5 5 4 5
Diploma 5 5 4 5
Associate / Foundation degree 6 6 5 6
Bachelors Degree 7 7 6 7
Specialization per Subject 9 9 7 9
Post Graduate Certificate 9 9 7 9
Masters 9 9 7 9
Ph.D. 10 10 8 10


Accreditation & Recognition

A college, university, or program must be accredited:

Students do have grants and loans need to attend an accredited institution.

Employers that providing tuition assistance require that institutions are accredited.


The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) provides answers to all these questions:

What Is Accredited?

Who Are the Accreditors?

How Does Accreditation Work?

What Is Accredited?



Twelve Important Questions About External Quality Review

 “Diploma Mills” and “Accreditation Mills”

Ask Before You Decide: Accreditation Matters

Click here to see the answers to the above questions.

Is PCiBS accredited?


The formal application process was defined and is reviewed by the independent approved assessors for all it’s programs.


PCiBS has accreditation for all it’s courses and subjects.

International accreditation: 

PCiBS has a collaboration agreement intent in place for the international project management and project controls institutions