World Accreditation Commission (WAC)

The World Accreditation Commission (WAC) is a world-wide association of organizations that is active in the theory and practice of quality assurance (QA) in higher education (HE).

The greater majority of its members are quality assurance agencies (as Full members) that operate in many different ways. However, the Network also welcomes (as Associate member) other organisations that have an interest in Quality Assurance in Higher Education, and individuals with major interest in Higher Education (as Affiliates). WAC thus offers its members the many benefits of being part of such an active group of workers in QA in Higher Education.

WAC was established under the law of 1776 of Government of United States of America with chartered file number 5378647 at First State (State of Delaware) with Certificate of Good Standing as an International Standard living entity under the law of government of United States of America Higher Education ( HE) has dramatically changed over the last decades. Distance education as well as vocational education have become increasingly more important as is the need for recognition of prior learning. Higher Education has become more global than ever before. Professional accreditation has become more important as more higher education institutions (HEI) delivering programs in different modes enter the market. All these have thrust the QA agencies into ever expanding roles.

WAC is a Quality Assurance community, with shared interests, a common language and an understanding of how things are done with regard to a very specific field of work. It provides a forum for the discussion of global issues that go beyond national or regional boundaries, such as cross border education. Members have the opportunity to learn from what others are doing, both from their successes and their failures, and thus have now set the ground for the development of a Quality
Assurance profession.