ACTT’s Statutory Functions

  1. ACTT has overarching responsibility and jurisdiction for registration and accreditation of post secondary and tertiary education institutions and programmes in Trinidad and Tobago. The Act that established The Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago, Chapter 39:06 of the Laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, empowers the Council to:
  • develop, implement and monitor national quality standards for the higher education sector;
  • accredit institutions and programmes;
  • confer institutional titles;
  • recognise qualifications awarded by local and foreign institutions operating in Trinidad and Tobago; and
  • collaborate with recognised accrediting and professional bodies in pursuit of the fulfilment of its mission.

In the execution of its functions, ACTT must comply with the legislative requirements for the submission of annual reports, containing financial statements and details of its policies and operations to the line Ministry. It must also submit its operations to a comprehensive review by external agencies in the Caribbean Community or internationally, at intervals of three years. These provisions ensure that ACTT is accountable to the State for the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations.

CHAPTER 39:06 - The Act of Parliament Establishing ACTT