The Canberra Accord recognizes the substantial equivalency of accreditation/validation systems in architectural education of the following agencies or organizations:  

“Substantial equivalency identifies a program/me as comparable in educational outcomes in all significant aspects, and indicates that it provides an educational experience meeting acceptable standards, even though such program/me may differ in format or method of delivery. Substantial equivalency is not accreditation.”

The Canberra Accord focuses exclusively on the substantial equivalency of accreditation systems for professional degree programs in architecture. It does not address matters related to professional registration or licensure.

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