Statement on Recognition

ACTT provides authoritative advice and guidance on the recognition of foreign and local tertiary level institutions and qualifications.  Members of the public and all other stakeholders are invited to submit requests for a Statement on Recognition which provides details on the accreditation and/or recognition status of any post secondary and tertiary level institution or qualification, from any part of the world. A Statement on Recognition can assist you to:

    • ensure that the institution in which you intend to enrol is quality assured
    • meet the requirements for a scholarship application
    • qualify for the Caricom Single Market Economy (CSME) Skills Certificate’
    • gain entry to further study in Trinidad and Tobago or abroad
    • obtain employment or promotion

Required Documents

The following original documents must be presented where the qualification has already been awarded:

    • Original certificate of the qualification
    • Original final transcript in cases where the field of study is not stated on the original certificate of qualification
    • Official English translation of documents as detailed in paragraph 11 (as necessary)
    • Deed Poll, Marriage Certificate or Decree Absolute or the legal equivalent in the applicant’s country of origin (as necessary)

The applicant will be held solely responsible for the accuracy of all information contained in the application form for a Statement on Recognition, including the spelling of names of institutions and qualifications, dates and addresses. Inaccurate information may result in delays in processing the application, for which the Council shall not be responsible.

Changes to the Statement on Recognition issued by The Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)

As of November 24, 2020, ACTT will be changing the format for Statements on Recognition (SoRs) for clients who have completed their programme of study. The new design is a response to feedback from our stakeholders. The design is simple and identifies all the details on the recognition status of the institution and programme in a layout that is user- friendly and easy to understand. The Statement on Recognition will also be printed on paper with ACTT’s logo and has security features that offer protection against fraud.

A sample of the new format and definitions of all the terms used can be found using the following links:

Application for a Statement on Recognition

Processing Time: minimum of 10 working days
Processing Fee: TT $150.00 per qualification

    • “Express” Service: 48 hours (Service suspended until further notice)
      Processing Fee: TT $300.00 per qualification
  • The  FCB Account number is 1441149. When making the direct deposit via an online payment, please put the name of the payee as follows “Accreditation Council of Trinidad & Tobago”. The entire word “Tobago” will not fit, but it will still be accepted. No abbreviations to “T&T”, and no “The” in front of Accreditation.