Accreditation is our process of working with education providers to recognize programs relevant to a career in surveying and that support routes to professional qualification. IBSP-accreditation demonstrates a globally-recognized standard of surveying education.
We partner with education providers to accredit undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.
If a program has been identified as suitable for accreditation, IBSP will arrange a visit to the establishment by a panel consisting of IBSP staff and professionals, to review the program in further detail.
All programm applying for accreditation must meet the following criteria:
- Program volume must be at least 3600 hours for a bachelor’s degree (credit equivalent) and 1200 hours for a postgraduate master’s degree or a Postgraduate Diploma. A post-graduate diploma accepting non-cognate students must be a minimum of 1800 hours’ total qualification time.
- For universities using authoritatively validated European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), an undergraduate award must have at least 180 ECTS and a postgraduate award must have at least 60 ECTS.
- At least 1000 study hours for any accredited program should be from at least the highest undergraduate level
- Confirmation that a program is regulated in the country of delivery by the relevant education regulator/authority