The Canberra Accord’s Rules and Procedures lay out a process for accrediting systems to apply for provisional status in the Accord. This is the first step toward full signatory status in the Accord. The process generally follows the following procedures:
Admission of new signatory systems to the Accord is a two-stage process:
A successful admission to provisional status requires:
In September 2014, for the first time since its inception, two systems were granted provisional status:
At the General Meeting in Boston, MA USA in May 2015 the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Fundacion para el Conocimiento MADRI+D (FMID) were granted provisional status, and the Secretariat received an application for provisional status from the Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan - Architectural Accreditation Council (IEET-AAC) in 2016.