Welcome to the official website of The Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT), the regulatory authority with responsibility for the quality assurance of post secondary and tertiary education and training in Trinidad and Tobago.


  Corporate Profile

The Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) is a statutory body established by Chapter 39:06 as the principal body in Trinidad and Tobago responsible for the quality assurance of post secondary and tertiary level institutions, programmes and awards. The Act creating the Council was proclaimed in 2004, and the organisation was launched in November 2005. The Council currently operates three (3) offices. Its head office is located in Port of Spain, with sub offices in San Fernando and Tobago.

ACTT’s key functions include:


Governed by a Board of Directors and staffed by a cadre of professionals, ACTT is a key player in the development of the post secondary and tertiary education and training sectors in Trinidad and Tobago. ACTT assures the quality and integrity of higher education through the registration, recognition and accreditation of institutions and programmes.

  • registered 52 institutions
  • registered 1 local awarding body
  • recognised 18 foreign awarding bodies/institutions
  • recognised approximately 400 transnational programmes
  • issued over 15,000 Statements on Recognition
  • approved 173 locally developed higher education programmes
  • accredited 13 institutions
  • 4 institutions currently holding the status of candidate for accreditation


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 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)
  • The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
  • American Council for Education (ACE)
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) 
  • Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)


ACTT is focussed on increasing awareness of its brand and as such remains committed to making information easily accessible to the public. ACTT’s outreach services include:

  • participation in career fairs
  • Student Caravans, that takes ACTT’s message and services to the public
  • the production of publications for distribution throughout the nation including:
    • a ‘Compendium of Registered, Accredited and Recognised Institutions, Awarding Bodies and Programmes’ which is updated regularly.
    • a Journal on Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

ACTT observes its annual Quality Assurance Month between October and November. The major aim of this is to sensitise the public to the importance of quality in higher education and to facilitate the exchange of ideas among key stakeholders. During Quality Assurance Month, ACTT hosts conferences, panel discussions, workshops and other events in collaboration with local and international partners to highlight higher education and quality assurance issues.


  • Head Office
    Level 3, Building B, Pan American Life Plaza
    91-93 St. Vincent Street
    Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I

    Tel: (868) 623-2500/5282/7340/8389/8620
    Toll Free: 800-2288 (ACTT)
    Fax: (868) 624-5711
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South Office
                                                          Tobago Office
SSL Building, 2nd Floor                                         Tobago Technology Center
40-44 Sutton Street                                                 79 Milford Road
San Fernando                                                            Canaan   

Tel: (868) 652-0729                                                Tel: (868) 639-1333                       
Fax: (868) 652-0729                                               Fax: (868) 639-1333

 ACTT is a member of: